The world’s marathoners are getting faster, not slower. Why should we make our standards easier? Hell, make them harder for all I care.
Why does everyone have to be a winner in today’s society?
If I’m going to the US marathon trials, it’s to watch. Why would I want to toe the line to run 3 hours, if the winners are going sub-2:15? I’d rather watch the race and be inspired as the top US distance runners battle it out for 3 spots.
Heck, lower the standards to 2:30 and I’ll still be on my bike watching the leaders. Sorry Double and Ryan. After they finish, I’ll ride back and cheer you guys on for the last 2-3 miles.