"They have a lot of tracks in the country but no stadiums of athletics. Not one.
Eugene's stadium was in the University [of Oregon] and it only holds 22,000 and that is a lot less than other leading venues in the world."
The UO Foundation pledged to provide financial guarantees against any losses and there were plans to ask the state Legislature to contribute $40 million to help fund the event.
An IAAF spokesperson said, “I can say categorically that this combined offer did not break any rules. Both Eugene and Barcelona had the same opportunity but were either unwilling, or unable, to do so."
The IAAF has responded that the financial offer was within the guidelines, but critics have said it was "illegal".
Boldon asks about Diack wanting Worlds in the USA before his presidency ends.
Decision expected to be announced around 6AM ET.
Hersh admits the money is in Doha, but doesn't think it should go to them for political reasons including their discrimination against women. He'd like to see the meet go to Eugene over Barcelona.
He says the idea of Worlds in Eugene might be enough to keep him running through 2019 when he's 35.
Asked what Eugene's "biggest area of deficiency" is, Lananna basically said none. Others would disagree as Eugene lacks in stadium size, hotels/restaurant options.
The final decision will be made November 18th.