“Is the IAAF willing to put a big event like Worlds in Eugene – the birthplace of Nike – when its official sponsor is adidas?
We’ve said for a long time, there is one main reason Worlds should be in Eugene, and that is if Nike wants to buy it and pay the IAAF a huge premium for the Worlds. Worlds in Eugene benefits Nike more than anyone else. An extra $20 million or so in the IAAF coffers might do the trick and that’s not that much money for Nike. Otherwise, Barcelona is a better city logistically for Worlds.”
– Excerpt from the Week That Was where we argue it makes way more sense to have the Continental Cup in Eugene than Worlds, unless Nike is going to pony up big time, just like they did for Kevin Durant.
The Continental Cup brought to an end the 2014 track season and that means we turn our attention to marathoning - Chicago and New York. Plus a look at $$$ - prize money, appearance fees, Kevin Durant vs. the IAAF and USATF, and Eugene
LRCIt’s Time To Vote: NCAA XC Fans Super Polls Are Back The pro track season is over and that means it’s time to turn your attention to NCAA XC. Our LRC Fans Super Polls are back where you tell us the top 10 teams in the country and the top teams in each conference.
Emma Coburn outkicked Hiwot Ayalew for the first time ever at the Continental Cup as Jairus Birech outkicked Evan Jager in the steeplechase.
Discuss: Nice $30,000 Win for Emma Coburn to End Season!
Caleb Ndiku got another Championship win, Nijel Amos showed he's the world's best as Duane Solomon returned, and Almaz Ayana impressed.
IAAF Inside Athletics: Ato Boldon Catches Up With World Record Holder And Icon Jackie Joyner Kersee
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