Quote Of The Day
“As the 2015 running year comes to its rather sad conclusion we find a sport existing, barely, on life-support, reeling from the toxic shock of massive internal corruption at the governance level, and widespread performance enhancing drug use at the sporting level. … To this day the athletes continue to look to the outmoded and endemically corrupt national governing body system to come to their rescue rather than unite into a player’s association to conduct the business of what, in the end, is their own profession … This is no different than what all other successful sports have done in order to move into a more productive, modern era. So as long as track and field athletes allow themselves to be regulated by interests which are not primarily their own, they will continue to be frustrated and powerless, pawns in a game controlled by international oligarchs who are in it for their own financial and political gain. After all the mendacity and institutional corruption that has been uncovered in 2015, one wonders what it would finally have to take to put an end to this utter stupidity and debilitating irrationality.”
– Toni Reavis writing about the sad state of the sport at the end of 2015 and calling on athletes to take ownership of it while they still can. A good but depressing read.
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