I thought the members of this forum were true lovers of track and field and who appreciate natural born talent and hard work. It is truly disappointing to see that some people here only want to tear the sport down with negativity, hoping that the people who are making the sport more appealing and exciting not to mention attracting good money to it (finally) will fail and come to shame.
My best wishes go out to people like Bolt, Gay, Powell, Doc, Ker Stewart, Campbell-Brown, Muna Lee & Lauryn W, Jeter. Keep on working hard and being the best ambassadors for the sport. If we can’t believe that true athleticism exists, then we might as well ban the entire sport.
The #1 reason why track and field is appealing outside of the United States is gambling. The #1 reason why track and field is abyssmal in the United States is lack of gambling.