28 Jun '12, 3pm

Out There: @susanlacke puts her own spin on flipping a coin to decide who should make the Olympic team at #Eugene2012.

Out There: @susanlacke puts her own spin on flipping a coin to decide who should make the Olympic team at #Eugene2012.

Athletes don’t get to the Olympics by sheer heads-or-tails luck. It takes work – hard work. What kind of message does it send to relegate such a huge opportunity to the flip of a coin? We, the average American Dicks and Janes, are in awe of the sheer athleticism of those who compete in the Olympics – athleticism most of us can only dream about achieving. To negate such talent with something any of us can do at home? It deflates the splendor of it all, bringing the athletes down to…well, our level. What’s next – lottery spots for anyone who wants to run the Olympic marathon?

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2012/06/olympic-games/out-t...

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