helping you out wrote:
I don't think the intent of the World Marathon Majors is to make top athletes make suicidal career decisions. At least I hope not.
Are you kidding me? New York is known for bringing athletes back from WC or Olympics. Agents believe in striking while your athlete is hot.
Meb ran great at NY following his Olympic Medal. Now he is consistently hurt for those poor decisions earlier.
Deena was also offered big bucks and ended up not finishing in NY following her Olympic Medal.
Ndereba has run poorly at NY both this year and last year following the Olympics and WC.
Dan Browne was cashing in after the 2004 Olympics by running a 2:30 NY that same year, and it took him 3 years to recover.
Monti and Wittenberg would have been pleased to sign any 2008 Olympian to this years event. It was the athletes that said NO.