The IAAF AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships is, as David Monte of Race Results Weekly noted, " a bold experiment." Jakob Larseon of the Danish Athletics Federation noted, "that a success can have many fathers". We applaud the IAAF's bold move, and want to see it in more events. Most notably, we salute the 2014 World Juniors and 2016 World Indoors in the U.S. Tracktown USA has worked hard for them.
But the big prize for the IAAF and the US is for the US to host the World Outdoor Athletics Championships. In this audio clip, yours truly suggests that, the benefits for the IAAF and the sport are huge. But, it takes bold leadership and another bold move!