I'd love to hear about why crowds are so big. Yes, way bigger town. Yes, way cheaper prices.
But some of these sessions are brutal. Here was the Thursday evening lineup. You'd have to pay me to watch this and I supposedly love track. I've separeated the medal ceremonies from the actual action.
Here are the medal ceremonies.
Women's Heptathlon Medal Ceremony 18:40
Women's Shot Put Medal Ceremony 18:45
Men's Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 Medal Ceremony 18:50
Men's T37/38 100m Medal Ceremony 18:55
Men's 100m Medal Ceremony 19:00 Finished
Women's 100m Medal Ceremony 20:10 Finished
Men's Long Jump Medal Ceremony 21:24
Women's Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 Medal Ceremony 20:35 Finished
Men's T11/12 100m Medal Ceremony 21:44 Finished
And here is the action
Women's Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 Final 19:02 Finished
Men's Decathlon High Jump 19:38 Finished
Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 1 19:42 Finished
Men's Long Jump Final 19:48 Finished
Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2 19:58
Men's T11/12 100m Final 20:25 Finished
Women's T53/54 1500m Final 20:35
Men's Discus Throw Final 21:00 Finished
Men's Decathlon 400m 21:18
Men's 110m Hurdles Final
Like is that worth 2.5 hours of my time?
It must just be an event people go to. Like are most track fans also paralympic track fans? I think not. It seems in the Uk that paralympics are bigger than the US? If I was in the Uk, thoough, it might be fun to take my son to on an nice night and tell him how they have track for people with disabilities and we all try as hard as we can, etc.
Who knows? Other than ticket pricing and location, I don't think we should be crediting thte schedulers as the key to the success as some of these sessions are just brutal.