The Death of Track Distance Running?
” Thank God there’s the road races. I don’t know what the future is. If they’re going to push everyone to the road races and, like [only] two people do the track…The next thing you’re going to hear, the next distance event is only the 1500 going down…
I don’t know if they’re trying to kill distance running or what. It should be motivating people to get into, especially running as an event. Distance running is an event to help people socialize and [it’s] also big for the health of the people. When you’re trying to encourage sprints and short distance, technically it’s like you’re telling people: don’t stay healthy. It’s just tough.”
–Paul Chelimo after the IAAF announced yesterday the Diamond League is killing off the 5,000 [and replacing it with the 3,000]
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