April 1, 2015
By now you know, as reported by Bring Back The Mile, USATF President Stephanie Hightower has banned the mile from being run in track meets in America.
Here is our quick take analysis.
1) The decision by USATF may shock many but not us.
If you think about the move to ban the mile announced by USATF today, it’s actually a logical outcome of USATF’s recent shift in direction. The mile is an old event originated by white men. As Bob Hersh can attest, old and white and male has no place in USATF moving forward.
2) USATF Once Again Goes Against Popular Opinion
You know how in school there was always an annoying kid in each grade who thought they were smarter than everyone else and was always trying to prove it? If someone said two plus two was four, they’d even try to argue it was something else just to prove they were smarter than you. That’s who USATF is starting to remind us of.
In both the Bob Hersch decision and this one, the public massively supports the opposite position, but USATF goes out of its way to prove it knows better.