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Subject: RE: Toni Reavis is the man
Toni was awesome. He used analogies from other sports in a way that non-fans of running could not only understand, but could be entertained by. At the same time, runners and educated fans weren't put off by his commentary. He showed once again that he is the best commentator in running by far.
Ed Eyestone was just about in tears with laughter a couple of times over the last 5K.
Also, overall, the TV production of the race has been really, really good. A good mix of elite and "normal" coverage, personal interest stories, etc. and none of the major race moves were missed due to cuts, commercials, or other segments.
One criticism is, again, almost no discussion of top Americans, even though Hartmann and Lewy-Boulet both finished in the top ten with very competitive times. As always, it would be nice to see some discussion and TV time for people coming in around those Olympic Trials qualifying times. It's another interesting angle that has really never been highlighted. It's at least as important as a three minute segment talking about tortillas at the aid station in Pilsen.
Overall, best marathon I've seen televised. Much better than NBC/Universal, which I've been happy to pay $5 per view for.
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