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  • #16
    Could the adidas/IAAF tiff be the reason? Is adidas slowly moving away from sponsoring the sport in a meaningful way?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by OneWay View Post
      Could the adidas/IAAF tiff be the reason?

      That was my first thought. Hard to believe the timing is a coincidence.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by OneWay View Post
        Could the adidas/IAAF tiff be the reason? Is adidas slowly moving away from sponsoring the sport in a meaningful way?
        depends on your definition of "meaningful"; note that they want a youth/participation-oriented thing. I'd posit that they're moving aeway from the pro side of teh sport to the many-bodies side that sells a shit-load more shoes.

        (part of why I've always feared that the minute that a track-loyal Phil Knight lets go of the reins completely that a bean-counter-drive Nike will run away from that side of the sport at full speed) (as in, careful what you wish for)

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gh View Post
          depends on your definition of "meaningful"; note that they want a youth/participation-oriented thing. I'd posit that they're moving aeway from the pro side of teh sport to the many-bodies side that sells a shit-load more shoes.

          (part of why I've always feared that the minute that a track-loyal Phil Knight lets go of the reins completely that a bean-counter-drive Nike will run away from that side of the sport at full speed) (as in, careful what you wish for)
          It's my understanding that the way the Nike/USATF long term contract is set up Nikes yearly contribution decreases each year.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by wineturtle View Post
            It's my understanding that the way the Nike/USATF long term contract is set up Nikes yearly contribution decreases each year.
            I think it's evenly distributed, but of course an even payout favors Nike financially more at the back end of a 23 year deal than it does USATF
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