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Relay Race To The Top

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Wait, wha-?

U.S. athletics officials, in a bid to stem relay failures at major championships, have called a summit for next month to discuss the problem.

A SUMMIT? Isn’t that a little … much?

Select athletes, coaches and officials tentatively will meet October 16 in Orlando, Florida, to talk about the good and bad of U.S. relay preparation and execution, USA Track and Field (USATF) chief of sport performance Benita Fitzgerald Mosley told Reuters via telephone from Indianapolis on Wednesday.

“We want to codify things that work well,” she said.

Lately that has been a short list for U.S. sprint relay teams.

Both the men’s and women’s 4×100 meters relay teams were disqualified at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 world championships because of dropped batons or other infractions.

Do you really need this kind of gathering just to tell each other, “Don’t drop the relay stick-thing”?


Written by kkktookmybabyaway

September 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Posted in Sports

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