Re: Re: Head to Head: Should Boston Be Made Legal?

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Ryan
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It's good to see, once the excitement of 2:03:02 has settled, that people have come to their senses (or those who have always had their senses about them are now being heard) and the debate is as one-sided in this direction as it was in the other right after the race. I don't know if I agree with Daniels about a 5+ minute benefit but it's not even debatable that there was a benefit and that, because of that once in 20 years scenario, this race should not be record eligible.

Also, I like what Stefan Hagg stated in the comments. If you make Boston record eligible, what other races will want to be eligible? Will St. George become eligible? Will there be a new marathon started that runs down the Swiss Alps? We need clearly defined, reasonable standards. We have those currently. Don't mess with them.