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  • guru
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    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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  • wineturtle
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    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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  • gh
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    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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  • guru
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    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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  • OneWay
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    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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  • berkeley
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    Payton Jordan might become more important than ever!
    As a distance running fan---25 laps on a track are NOT boring to me!---I say BOO to this "attract the youth" idea!!
    Especially some of the brilliant displays we've been treated to at Jordan over the last few years. Chris Solinsky's "linebacker world record" of 26:59 in 2010 stands out, but there were many others ...

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  • Al in NYC
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    What a horrifyingly stupid thing to do. And in an Olympic year no less when this meet had a chance to attract some serious names and a even bigger crowd. "Street meets" seems to me to be just the sort of momentarily trendy "cool event" junk that's going to fade pretty quickly. And it's hard to see many big names wanting to participate in such a thing so close to the OT and various other countries' national selection-related events.

    We're pretty much down to having the entire sport in this country confined to the greater Eugene area.
    Last edited by Al in NYC; 03-05-2016, 07:07 PM.

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  • 1runner1
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    More evidence that New York is no longer near the top in world sports

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  • KDFINE
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    Losing this meet is a bummer for local fans.

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  • guru
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    I hope they go to the effort to get the pole vault runway level and surveyed so that marks can count.
    They could always put it on a barge in the harbor lol

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  • polevaultpower
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    I hope they go to the effort to get the pole vault runway level and surveyed so that marks can count.

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  • guru
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Neither mentioned a 10k. The NY article mentioned "distance" races and said plans would be announced in April for, apparently, a June street meet.

    The press release linked in my original post states the "Dream Mile" will be among the events contested. How it will be conducted will be interesting(straight line, ala 5th Avenue, or laps around...something lol).

    And I agree I dont know where people are getting a 10K out of that release from Global Athletics

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    I don't see anywhere in the NYC info that they are planning a 10K of any kind around that meet. Are you perhaps looking at the Indianapolis story instead?
    Neither mentioned a 10k. The NY article mentioned "distance" races and said plans would be announced in April for, apparently, a June street meet.

    Too much being read into the article by one or some.

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  • gm
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    I don't see anywhere in the NYC info that they are planning a 10K of any kind around that meet. Are you perhaps looking at the Indianapolis story instead?

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by norunner View Post
    When was the last time you saw anyone running 25 laps at the New York DL meet?
    True, that!
    Or in ANY Diamond League meet!!

    But I just don't see how a Road 10K will be any more attractive (to youth, or anyone) than a track 10K.
    And how many US 10K runners will choose to run on NY streets---at a time so close to the OT's?

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