IME / Long Distance Worlds???

IME / Long Distance Worlds???

Post by Phil » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Anyone out there care to enlighten me as to how IME and the World Long
Distance Championships came to be arranged on the same day next year? Two
major races in Europe on the same day, why??
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IME / Long Distance Worlds???

Post by Tricia Richt » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00

p.s.

We know where the real long distance world championship is anyway.  The
current champion is Peter Reid.

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IME / Long Distance Worlds???

Post by Tricia Richt » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone out there care to enlighten me as to how IME and the World Long
> Distance Championships came to be arranged on the same day next year? Two
> major races in Europe on the same day, why??
> --

My (admittedly cynical) take on the issue:  Because the ITU and WTC are at
each other's throats and neither cares about the dates of the other's
events.  Yes, I'm biased, and am inclined to believe that IME was
scheduled first and it was the ITU who blithely chose to "ignore" that.

FWIW...

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