Re: Re: Tamara Rice Lave: Running fans should only cheer

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Andrew A.
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Reminiscent of cyclists pulling out of races due to “bad sensations.”  Or the infamous top placers at USATF CC 2007, who declared before that race that served to select the teams for World Cross that they would not be going to World Cross if they earned spots on the team, complete with prepared laundry lists of excuses (that predictably turned out to be completely unfounded). 

“Image and entertainment have displaced content and integrity in our sport…in most sports.
Quitting races because of 'bad sensations,' to steal a phrase used in French, becomes cool and somehow in-the-know, rather than, well, kind of a wuss move.”

The athletes I esteem simply do not do this sort of thing.