Day: April 22, 2013

AVOIDABLE COLLISION MARS LONDON MARATHON

Wheelers roll up on lead women
Wheelers roll up on lead women

London, England — The second lead story from yesterday’s Virgin London Marathon — the first was Mo Farah’s half-way test run — was the collision between wheelchair record holder Josh Cassidy of Canada and 2012 Women’s Olympic Marathon gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia at an aid station at 15K.  Hardly the headline race organizers would have hoped to generate after they’d invited the best race fields in event history.  But that’s the point, they did it to themselves with an asinine starting schedule which sent the 5:20 per mile women runners out 20-minutes before the 3:30 per mile wheelers. Do the math.
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