'He not only 'barred' Nick, but also Lolo Jones, who both were ranked very high going into that meet. For what was supposed to be a 'diamond series' meet, not inviting top talent who reached out to him and expressed interest is barring them'
I'm no fan of his style but do you think a meet director invites every top runner to each event
If someone puts their price too high then they are out.
and for a lot of those eighlane moaners do they really think uk distance running is suddenly going to improve now he's gone. As Ian would have said 'f off'!
He said nothing about their price being too high. He essentially said he didn't like them.
As a meet director you put personal issues and feelings aside and do what's best for your meet. He didn't do that.