25 Jan '13, 2am

Racing with the Stars? by Toni Reavis, note by Larry Eder: Toni Reavis makes a great point in this column. It is...

I had an email exchange with Millrose meet director Ray Flynn last week regarding the excellent fields that he's put together for not only the showcase Wannamaker Mile , but for the Two Mile event, as well. What I wanted to know was, "what needs to be done to gather interest beyond the athletics' world bubble? In other words, what are the stakes these athletes are racing for? Isn't that the missing element when we try to engage the public? Ok, a wonderful field has been assembled, but what's the purpose other than winning that one race? What's the hook for those outside the sport?" Ray replied: "The Millrose Games is in its 106th year. Having run it on six occasions, I am a big believer. I think these kids like the idea of the big stage, we'll set up a great race, and it's good timing for them. You may think I'm deflecting and that athletes only race for money. I don't thi...

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