Props To NYC
“I can get runners into London, Boston, Tokyo, but New York always gives me problems, and it’s confusing for me. Can you imagine if the U.S. Open had no Russians playing tennis? If there would be no Maria Sharapova there? Now what kind of scandal would that be? But in the marathon, there’s nothing. No scandal, nothing. I don’t understand it.”
– Sports agent Andrey Baranov (previously the agent for banned marathoner Liliya Shobukhova), complaining about how none of the five Russian runners he submitted were invited to this year’s New York City Marathon, leaving the elite field completely “Russian-less.” If Baranov still doesn’t understand it, he can read the LRC Russian doping scandal archives – 72 articles and counting since December 2014.
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