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Poster: riley stops
Subject: RE: NYRR are crybabies
While I agree that Mary sounds a bit like a sore loser, she is looking out for her business interests. She has every right to feel disappointed, especially if USATF didn't even tell her that they didn't get it an hour before it was announced Houston received the bid.
This raises another question...do any of the sport's major players actually want to work with USATF? The simple answer is no. Hosting an Olympic Trials is big-time, and there will always be bidders for it, but road racing in the United States has become an amazing business venture thanks to many strong organizations and individuals, none of which are USATF and their leadership. USATF is a complete joke when it comes to promoting the activity and sport of road racing. It's fairly obvious that Mr. Logan feels road racing really doesn't matter from USATF's perspective.
Honestly, this should tell Mary and NYRR that they don't need USATF, or the Olympic Trials, to keep building their brand and influence in American road racing. They've done more for road racing in the United States over the past five years than anyone else, by far.
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