> > John, you have totally missed the point. Without age groupers both St.
> > Anthony's, you and Z are out of business. Should St. anthonys decide on
> > another approach to raising money I'm sure there are many race
> > directors including yourself who would fill the vacuum and promote an
> > equally outstanding race particularly if you could get Ironman slots.
> > You people need to wake up. By tacitly allowing drafting you are
> > alienating over 90 percent of the triathlon community that oppose it > and oppose it vemently.
> > Simple math will tell you the risk you're taking.
> > Bernie Sher
> I believe you may have missed John Boyle's point. Without the sponsor
> involvement provided to St Anthony's, Exclusive Sports Marketing, Alta
> Vista Sports, CFTSommer and other race directors, where will you be
> Neil MacDonald
I don't think so Neil.
1st. Many races are put on withput any or significant sponsorship.
Indeed, Many of John Boyles races donot as I recall have sponsers.
2nd. Seems to me the organizations sponser events when they have an
opportunity to get their goods or services in front of a group of people
who would be interested in purchasing same; i.e, do you think Mrs. T
would be a sponser if competitors didn't show up or somehow the event
itself was receiving bad publicity?
It's the participants (reead age groupers) who purchase the
goods/services these sponsers are trying to sell through their
sponsorship. Outherwise why would they be there.
Finally, without age groupers there is no triathlon. We are the stuff
that allows this sport to continue and for race directors to make a
living and for sponsors to sell their wares. With rare exceptions most
any sport needs the support of amateurs like us. Regretably
organizations like ITU and at times USAT fail to recognize this very