Once again, the IAAF inflicts serious harm to the sport of distance running. First, they kill World XC and make it an occasional meet just because the Europeans stopped trying. Second, they kill the 10000m. Third, they kill the 5000m.
That Brussels 5000m was the best race of the year. If you seriously think that the fans were loving the sprints with no names winning far from the records, think again. Sebastian Coe is to blame here, with some to the European countries that essentially abandoned serious participation in the sport out of a totally misplaced belief in physical inferiority.
- BS road races like this 1/2 Marathon Chelimo's so excited about killed World XC. Kind of like soccer & WCAP for US Men's long-distance runners.