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Poster: Citizen Runner
Subject: RE: What if everyone who had the Olympic marathon A standard was allowed to race?
From a running geek perspective it might be interesting to see one race with all of the top talent. One wonders whether it would really happen though, since the only thing limiting this from happening at some other major marathon is limitations on appearance fees and the Olympic marathon isn't going to change that. That is, go very far into the depth chart for any powerhouse country, and there going to find better opportunities to race elsewhere.
Further allowing more than 3 participants per country opens the door for the strong countries to use team tactics, greatly changing the dynamics of the race. An upset becomes more improbable than it already is.
Mostly, from a non-running geek perspective, i.e. virtually all of the target audience, no one really needs to see yet another running race lead by an army of Kenyans.
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