I'm not sure I agree with the argument that moving the trials to a major city like LA or NYC really helps move the sport into the limelight. If the Lakers are playing, they'll still be the big story in town, or the Kings, or the UCLA Bruins, or the Clippers, or the Trojans, or the Ducks. Houston put on a great event. We were a big story in Birmingham. Twin Cities treats the elites very well. Club Nats in Bend was a blast and there was a lot going on to cater to the athletes. If the marathon wants to be in the spotlight, it probably shouldn't compete with Kobe for the starring role. LA does have some things going for it as it has several major airports and plenty of hotels, an ocean, other attractions, which make it a good destination, but the big city lights aren't necessarily welcoming to the best marathoners in the country.