The Millrose Games is a professional sporting event. It may be the premier indoor track and field event in the United States and is certainly among the most well known in the world. Credit to the people who came out of the stands to help in the emergency, but can you imagine that in any other sporting event? Like if when Ryan Shazier got hurt in a football game, fans had to pile out of the stands to make sure he got medical attention because the NFL training staffs were too slow to respond? That's crazy and unacceptable. And yes, I am implying that elite level track and field should provide the same level of care and competency as an NFL game or NBA, MLB, NHL, or any other professional sport. Professional sports need to be professionally run.
There are 6 AED machines at the high school that I coach at. This was an unfortunate reminder, but on Tuesday's practice (no school tomorrow, so different events are practicing at different times), we will be reviewing the locations of those devices.
Rojo, I'm not surprised if there was not an AED machine at the outdoor track at Cornell because there's nowhere to store one, but was there really not one close by in Barton? I would have thought there would for sure be one somewhere on the same floor as the indoor track.