Should we start a protest. The idea that everyone in the sport has to be treated the same is absurd. Since the elite women start ahead, they now think the men need to? Look I know they don't want some person in the regular start beating a time from the elite start and then wanting prize money - like what happened with the women last year .
So they'll have a rule that you have to be in elite start to win prize money. But that's just stupid. The reality is if someone from the 'mass start' beats a time from the elite start - you are still going to have a PR nightmare. So now instead of having potentially 1 PR nightmare, they can have 2.
One of the biggest appeals of a Boston or any major is you are running the same race as the pros. Now, you are not. How these people don't intuitively recognize this is beyond me.
Someone want to start a petition/protest? I'll gladly start it.
Seriously, like how does someone come up with this idea and who possibly thinks it's a good idea?