Hello LetsRun crowd,
I never post on the message boards but felt compelled to respond to this thread.
At no point did I ever send Terry a message stating that we would fly him to Austin to visit our HQ. Quite the contrary.
In fact, my message to Terry (through responses to all of the fake email accounts he set up begging and pleading for us to remove our report of the incident) that I am not taking it down and that MileSplit has a responsibility as a member of the running community to present the facts and to protect the integrity of the sport and fair competition.
At no point has MileSplit or FloSports had any direct contact with Terry Varicelli or offered him anything but the sincere hope that he learns his lessons and becomes better for having gone through this experience quite publicly.
Apparently, he is as slow on the uptake as he is on the track.
Forging my name/signature to a letter and posting it to a public forum is a crime and should this behavior continue, we will pursue this to the fullest extent of the law.
Joe Battaglia (for real)
Managing Editor - MileSplit