28 Jan '14, 9pm

Houston or Los Angeles? How the Olympic Marathon Trials site is selected:

A bit of background: At USATF's annual meeting in December, controversy arose over Regulation 18, which has to do with how sites for national championships are chosen. At the meeting, the membership rejected language in Regulation 18 that would give the final say in choosing national championship sites to USATF's CEO. The current CEO, Max Siegel, was said at the meeting to favor Los Angeles for the marathon trials, while a five-person committee charged with recommending the marathon trials site voted unanimously in favor of Houston. Thus, it was claimed, the change to Regulation 18 was proposed so that Siegel could pick where the marathon trials will be run.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/olympic-trials/how-the-olympi...

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