As RW mentioned this past week, MS is being inducted this weekend into the Running Hall of Fame in Utica, NY. I fired off this email in protest:
"As a long time runner (27 years) and a huge fan of our sport, I have to protest this weekend's induction of Mary Slaney into your Hall of Fame. She had an INCREDIBLE career, that in every aspect does deserve the honor. BUT....BUT...BUT....there is no way her positive for high levels of testosterone in 1996 can be ignored. She ended her career as a CHEAT. Unless there is a a reversal in those test results (is it still in the courts?), and until that day, she does NOT deserve to be in the company of Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter (ironically himself a victim of drug use as he was robbed of the gold in 76 by Cierpinski), or Joanie Benoit.
I'm now waiting for Canada to induct Ben Johnson into THEIR hall of fame...I mean, cheating doesn't matter, right?
--Steven Starr, Landing, NJ"
If others on here feel the same, I encourage you to do the same and send an email protesting Mary's induction.
Note: When I went to the Hall of Fame's website, i realized the reasons why RW never touched the subject of Mary's positive for elevated levels of testosterone (in 1996) in the interview they did with her last week--RW is PARTNERS in the Hall of Fame, ALONG with NIKE. Fat f'ing chance RW would bite it's own hand.