There are four weeks left in the 2010s, and we decided it would be fun to try to figure out what was the best race of the decade. The word "best" is subjective in this case. It could be an epic finish, a stunning individual performance, or outstanding depth.
Starting next week, we are going to have a March Madness-style bracket where we ask our readers to vote on the top 64 races. The winners of those head-to-head matchups will advance to the round of 32, then round of 16, and so on until there is only one race left.
But before we can do that, we need to determine the 64-race field. That's where you come in. We've come up with a provisional field of 64 in the googledoc below. But we are sure that we've forgotten some races. So if there's a race that you feel NEEDS to be included, please post in this thread and let us know.
The provisional field of 64 is on the left, in no particular order. Other races we have considered are on the right. If there's a race on that list that you feel should be in the left column, feel free to make the case for it below.
-Race must have taken place since January 1, 2010 (duh)
-Running events only
-We're not totally sure whether to include Breaking2 or the INEOS 1:59 Challenge since they weren't really races