Track schedule change

Track schedule change

Post by SBRob » Wed, 07 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Not an official source, but I understand that the schedule change for the
200/400 and the change to move the men's marathon to the morning will be
discussed at the IAAF meeting in March.
Steve Robie
 
 
 

Track schedule change

Post by Ted Moo » Wed, 07 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Not an official source, but I understand that the schedule change for the
> 200/400 and the change to move the men's marathon to the morning will be
> discussed at the IAAF meeting in March.
> Steve Robie

Steve:  I'm sure Michael Johnson will approve of the probable changes that
will occur with respect to the 200-400.  I can't imagine trying to run the
marathon in Atlanta, in the summer, at any daylight hour.  To think that
it was scheduled for a late start is unconcionable.  We need less
administrators and more athletes making the decisions (especially with
respect to ticket pricing).  Thanks for the info.  Ted Moore

 
 
 

Track schedule change

Post by Sam Callan, your E mail ma » Thu, 08 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> Anyone have any info on the Track & Field schedule change for Atlanta?

> They were to change the schedule to cater to Mike Johnson's bid to win
> the 200 and 400.

> Anyone 'official' read this newsgroup that could give a response?

> I have tickets for what was supposed to be 100m dash finals, and I hoping
> it won't be affected.

I am not sure that the decision has been finalized.  Carl Lewis was also
lobbying for some changes.

I also have tickets for some 400 and 200 including one of the finals.  I
also hope those days are not affected too much.

 
 
 

Track schedule change

Post by Sam Callan, your E mail ma » Thu, 08 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Not an official source, but I understand that the schedule change for the
> > 200/400 and the change to move the men's marathon to the morning will be
> > discussed at the IAAF meeting in March.
> > Steve Robie

> Steve:  I'm sure Michael Johnson will approve of the probable changes that
> will occur with respect to the 200-400.  I can't imagine trying to run the
> marathon in Atlanta, in the summer, at any daylight hour.  To think that
> it was scheduled for a late start is unconcionable.  We need less
> administrators and more athletes making the decisions (especially with
> respect to ticket pricing).  Thanks for the info.  Ted Moore

The move of the marathon has some down sides.  While the evening is
warmer, the temperature will be dropping.  The morning temperature will
be lower at the start but will INCREASE over the course of the 2 plus
hours.  Also, we are talking about world class athletes and not novice
marathoners as one might find in a major marathon.

I know the medical people were very supportive of the move to the earlier
starting time;  they were the ones that forced the move onto the agenda.