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Subject: RE: NO MORE RABBITS IN ZURICH!!
To extend on what Jason said and what IAAF is reporting, there will also be NO appearance fees. It will be based solely on performance at that meeting and all events will be equally weighted in $$ prize money.
The prize money purse is increased 50% by eliminating appearance fees and some more events. Great news for the "average" elite runner. Less incentive for the super-elite to run as I am not sure if they even have world-record breaking performance bonuses(?).
This will leave a lot of the usual suspects very vulnerable. With the exception of maybe Bekele who has proven he can win any type of race, it leaves the rest of the field wide, wide open, especially in the 1500m.
Case in point: Daniel Komen from a couple of years ago. He was destroying fields with rabbit-lead races in all of the GP races. But, when push came to shove, he crumbled in the heats of WC 1500m with no rabbit.
Another great example was the Mottram vs. Bekele duel last year. The few times he has been beaten it was off the pace.
Same goes for last year's PRE 2 miler. The rabbits dropped off, Kipchoge and company let the pace dwadle and Goucher/Lincoln almost caught up and beat them. Throw in someone with more speed like Teg or Webb and it's anyone's race.
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