The whole damn thing sucks anyway!
The Olympic course itself does not finish in the Olympic Stadium anyway, so what's the fu%cking difference if we don't see the Trails here in the US? It is an absolutely blasphemous, idiotic, tremendously stupid disgrace to the Olympic tradition not to have the Olympic Marathon Race ending appropriately in the Olympic Stadium. What in the hell, are they afraid to showcase the East end of London to the world? WTF!!!!! Having them run laps around the city center with double, even triple the normal amount of turns is pure stupidity! I think those that ran the course last year and gave it their thumbs up of approval simply did so because they were so grateful to have participated in someway with the decision making process even though they absolutely knew damn well in their hearts that it was wrong morally not to finish in the stadium!
It would be so incredible easy for them to start where they have planned, run the two or three circuits around where they've mapped out and then head strait up the A102 "Homerton High Street" directly to the Stadium!
Claiming that they didn't have enough money and man power is pure bullshit! It's not going to be like the London Marathon where tens of thousands of runners and spectators take up the streets for the whole day or days- Everyone is this race will easily be finished within 2 and half hours and all barricades can then come easily down! Why not then run all the god damn track events on the streets as well? Have the 100 & 200 hundred finish in front of Buckingham Palace????
So..... If your lucky enough to make the team in America and come to London, your are going to be entered in nothing more than a glorified
"Road Race" that is going to have an obnoxious amount of unnecessary turns and twist with no stadium entrance at the end of your life's dream effort!!! What a complete and dishonorable rip off to the athletes who may have trained their whole lives to get there! THis needs to be changed right now!!!! Somebody with some balls and medal credit needs to speak out right now and get this changed!!!!!!! I love Seb Coe but this decision is completely asinine!
I really believe Foster and Cram feel the same way about this but are afraid to speak out fearing that it will cost them their jobs at the BBC!