Maybe these groups need to look at what Hansens are doing right rather than wondering what's going wrong. There's an old saying that some folks wait for things to happen and others go out and make things happen.
Lousy Logic wrote:
I am not trying to be rude and I think the Hanson's do a good job, but how come they get rock star treatment. Many of these training groups are having a rough time coming up with finances to continue and these guys continue to add sponsors. Team Monterey went under because of finances, Team Minnesota is constantly hustling in our area to get enough cash to survive. It doesn't seem fair. Team California has 2 Olympic Medalist plus the only american to ever break an hour for a half marathon and they have a mini van. I hope the Hansons live up to their star treatment, but right now it doesn't seem quite right.
NO SHE WOULD NOT.
Paula bitchs wrote:
She'd be the 5th man on Hansons team.
The same Chicago course that Deena couldn't break 2:20 on with pacers the entire way. The same Chicago course that Paula was able to run 2:17 on with Weldon pacing the entire way. A very fast course. Just not as fat as London.
to be fair they have been on the Chicago course, which is also very fast.
I've spoken to the Hanson brothers. They told me they avoid this message board like the plague. I fully support them and all they do. They work hard at their sucsess and they deserve what they reap.
Riverbank Randy wrote:
In typical Lets Run fashion, I bring up the fact that I saw the Saturn Hansons bus in GR.
From this it becomes a put down of the Hansons.
Then a debate over Chicago vs. London.
The point was how cool the bus is. I did not mean any bashing unless someone has something negative to say about the bus. It just proves that everyone on here has an agenda.
If you are reading this. What are the chances of a local guy from GR taking a look at the inside of the bus?
Very typical Hansons. They are far and away the best at doing things for a race beyond merely competing, and realize pre-race press confs., clinics, school appearances etc. go a long way toward promoting an event and the sport in general. That's why they were at the Chi & Boston expos signing autographs when they could have been cooling their heels in their hotel rooms.
It doesn't hurt that Greg Meyer is the elite coordinator for the race - the Hansons like him and are more than willing to help out races he's affliated with (Crim is another example).