Max Siegel

Max Siegel

November 27, 2023

In 2022, USATF Posted A $6.7 Million Loss As CEO Max Siegel Raked in $1.3 Million

It's the fifth straight year that Siegel made more than $1.2 million. USATF's says the large loss came from "planned expenses related to the 2022 World Athletics Championships." *MB: USATF posts its 2022 tax return -- guess how much Max Siegel made last year?
September 07, 2023

USATF Board Member Jim Estes Suing USATF & Max Siegel for Negligence & Defamation

Estes lawsuit stems from USATF's decision to disqualify Chattanooga's bid for the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials because Estes worked as a consultant on Chattanooga's bid. The idea that Siegel cited that conflict of interest as a deal breaker is laughable to us considering "under (Max) Siegel’s watch, USA Track and Field has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of business to an Indianapolis marketing firm that once advertised itself as “a Max Siegel company.” *MB: USATF, Max Siegel being sued by Board Member Jim Estes for defamation
December 30, 2022

How Did THAT Happen? Remembering the Strangest Moments in Running in 2022

From "Poopgate" to the Abbott World Marathon Majors screwing over Eliud Kipchoge to Devon Allen's DQ to Max Siegel's salary, 2022 was a wild year on and off the track.
December 20, 2022

WTW: Max Siegel Is a HYPOCRITE, Francine Niyonsaba Is Back and $86K For a 2:25

How Max Siegel and USATF handled Chattanooga's Olympic Marathon Trails bid is far different than how they handled giving out a "six-figure, no-bid contracts to Indianapolis marketing firm Matchbook Creative, a marketing firm that previously billed itself as 'a Max Siegel company.'"

June 24, 2018

USATF Board Meeting Recap- USOC Slams Mt. SAC Bid For Olympic Trials: "Thank goodness that embarrassment is behind us"

Highlights and lowlights of USATF Board meeting with the biggest lowlight being when the Board violated its USATF's own bylaws to extend the terms of two of its members.
February 07, 2017

The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow CrossNationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg and More

Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.
December 07, 2016

Everything You Need to Know from the 2016 USATF Convention

Believe it or not, optimism is in the air.
April 01, 2016

Great News: USATF and USOC Settle Nick Symmonds' Run Gum Lawsuit and Let Athletes Have Non-Shoe Sponsor Logos On Their Jerseys at Olympic Trials

Settling the lawsuit is a win for athletes (they can try and monetize the small log on their jerseys), a win for USATF (it costs them nothing but pride and the controversy is gone), and a win for the entire sport.
June 24, 2015

Convicted Doper Dennis Mitchell Is Now The Paid Head USA Relays Coach Hired By USATF National Office Without Input Of USATF High Performance Committee

USATF has quietly hired convicted doper Dennis Mitchell to lead the USA Relays program. Sadly, they are afraid to take ownership of the decision and have Dennis and Max Siegel discuss why Dennis is the best man to lead Team USA or have Dennis publicly account for his doping past.

March 27, 2015

USATF CEO Max Siegel Releases Statement On Indiana State Bill 101

Siegel is critical of the law which allows businesses to refuse services to people for religious reasons.

July 08, 2014

USATF DQ Report Released: Did Alberto Salazar Have Undue Influence? We Still Don't Know

We wonder if it's normal for an official to tell a coach about a foul he admits he didn't see. Then we start to go off into la-la conspiracy land as we notice a key part of the report regarding Salazar shows up in a different font. To us, the whole report reads like a 5th grader's book report, not a report worthy analysis of a decision that (illegally) fixed the outcome of a national championship race.

May 22, 2014

USATF Does It Again: Dennis Mitchell, Convicted Doper, Your Head Sprint Coach For World Relays

Eight years after USATF accidentally appointed convicted doper Dennis Mitchell (of the "five bottles of beer and sex with his wife at least four times" excuse) to be a USA National Team coach, USATF has done it again, but this time for real with the full backing of the USATF national office. 

March 31, 2014

USATF Announces It Will Become A Subsidiary Of Nike - Move Will Remove All Complaints About Potential Conflicts Of Interest

In a groundbreaking deal, Nike is taking over USATF. The deal is a "win-win" as it will end any conflicts of interests between USATF and Nike and allow USATF to cut its marketing and timing budgets entirely. Some other shoe company execs are wary of the deal, exposing how Nike's dollars float the sport. However, Warren Buffet, owner of Brooks and former owner of Nike, is supportive.