mo money mo money wrote:
Randy Oldman wrote:
A different idea wrote:
That seems a poor use of resources. The best way to improve American marathon running is to have a large prize for top American at the major marathons, provided they place top 10 overall. There are two many for one or two people to claim all the money, so this will encourage competition among the next level and push them to be the best.
I don't see how paying 32 year-olds large amounts of prize money to finish 10th is going to improve American marathon running.
If you add large amounts of money to the prize pool, you will attract better runners. I would not think that would be disputed.
Like whom and what about my point about paying out more money for coming 10th?
The money would be better spent on developing the sport and making it more attractive to kids. What about youth academies as in soccer, or mentoring coaches who may not be primarily focused on t&f.