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|Author: ||Reliant Aries|
|Subject: ||RE: 408 went under 70 min at Ageo Half this year|
It appears that Japan has the type of competitive road racing structure that we should all envy here in the states. We could have something similar to this, maybe on a smaller scale, if we would work toward Toni Reavis's vision. All those 1:05-1:10 guys can't be on corporate teams, though they all appear to be on teams that offer some sort of support, even if it's just a group to train with. Why can't, when awarding national championship bids, USATF (or RRCA if USATF can't or won't get on the ball) stipulate that the entire field for a 10K, 15K, half-marathon has to meet some sort of relatively stringent qualifying criteria and deep team prize money? How about a big-time club Ekiden race in Tampa or Miami in January?
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