Athletics Weekly, the British equivalent of Track and Field News is carrying an article this week discussing the future of International cross country competitions. The world championships are reduced now to every two years rather than every year. The article suggests that the overwhelming success of Kenyans and Ethiopians has taken some of the interest away from European athletes to compete at the same level as the Africans. Sebastian Coe will be chairing the panel to be held in Belgrade. Also on the panel will be Paula Radcliff, Craig Virgin, and a number of others , mainly Europeans. Some of the suggestions that Athletics Weekly make in their article is that course should be in major cities in central parks, get away from the flat courses, and dollars dollars and dollars as well. Thanks to John Bork and Richard Mach for supplying the source.
What fun! I do have some observations.
|John Teacy (Ireland 138) on his way to the world championship|