Re: Re: It’s Time to Make the Olympic Marathon More Competitive. Here’s How

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Ryan
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That is actually my thought of the negative, also. That has always been my hesitation when I've seen the idea coming back. If we take Amby's idea, you have something 20 Kenyans and 5 Ethiopians as the top seeds with the random Ryan Hall thrown in. By 22 miles, it's a battle between a bunch of Kenyans and maybe one or two Ethiopians. Meb would be out of it. Hall may be hanging on but not seriously in contention. Guys like you and I would watch to see the best of the best go head to head. The average American Olympics viewer? Hmm, what else is on?

I like the idea for fans like you and me. For the health of the sport worldwide, I'm not so sure. But it sure would make for a race I'd love to see.