Depends on the appearance fee contract. Does she get the same money if she drops right now compared with dropping after starting and running a few miles and then saying that she knew she wasn't 100% but that she'd give it a try only to have the injury resurface so she didn't want to cause long term damage but thanks to all my fans for supporting me #inspiration #chicagomarathon #runnike #justdoit. ?
That's a great question. Also have to wonder if Chicago organizers are complicit in this sort of thing, because it allows them to continue to use Jordan to promote the race. Then once they have everyone's money and eyeballs they can say, oh what a shock and a bummer, Jordan drops out.
It's a bummer anytime a top american can't race.
She's pictured on race banners hanging from light posts all over Grant park that have been up for weeks along the lakefront so it's not like they are going to take those down. But not having her a top american race and finish well probably hurts more for the following year than it does at this point for this year.