Do you even internet? wrote:
Uh, Rojo, as a journalist your reading comprehension is abysmal:
Nowhere does Germano say anything about runners receiving assistance. Until Nike explicitly states what the course will be, you can surmise, but making up facts doesn't help at all. Especially with your credibility as a legitimate news source.
Try reporting on fact. Then condemn when you have the details.
What part of "the run wonâ€™t be world record-eligible on a sanctioned course" do you not understand?
If you are running the course on a non-records eligible course, then you are receiving assistance - either by wind, elevation drop , etc.
I have a buddy that went to Dartmouth. He was like a 4:05-4:10 miler on the track. Every year they'd run a mile down a mountain for kicks and giggles. He ran 3:53. By your logic, he's one of the best guys in NCAA history. In reality, he couldn't even make the NCAA meet and this was back in 1996.
I thinking about offering $100,000 to the first women to break 4 in the mile on that very same course. Imagine how much publicity I'd generate.
the attempt will â€œshow the potential to break it and enable future times to fall.â€[/quote]
So there you have it. Nike admits what we've been saying all day. Humans are nowhere near running a sub-2 attempt without assistance.