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|Author: ||backing a PA group|
|Subject: ||RE: who will coach Levins, Derrick, Puskedra, etc as pros?|
I would totally back a PA group with CD, the Heaths and maybe a few other Stanford/Cal alums - particularly if you could build a women's program as well. I think it's interesting having "clubs" that sort of bang on one another. Jerry's crew v. Salazar v. Hansons, etc... Could create some cool competitions at track or road races. Club championships - or points ala Diamond League? You probably can't win with two athletes (Salazar) or too few top calibre (Hansons).
If you're looking to increase the profile of the sport, Nike sponsoring clubs outside of Portland, is probably the way to do it. Give local people a reason to care. Create training centers in more places than just Oregon. Vin wants to make the meets better and more spectator friendly, but if there is no reason for anyone outside of Eugene to care, it doesn't matter anyway.
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