For that remaining .1% who must deal with governing bodies of our sport, I feel for them. If nothing else, look at the fact that the Boston Marathon itself has been concluded to contain too much downhill to count as a world-record course. The race, which has attracted the world’s best, year in and year out, has not seen a world record set on its course in close to 30 years somehow is “too aided”.
I guess those winners will have to settle for worldwide accolades, a laurel wreath…and a massive check. I can only hope these things will make the winners feel better that some random Internet person thinks their time is unworthy of being a “real” PR.