The Bold Experiment for the IAAF: World Half in Copenhagen, by David Monti, RRW, used with permission
The 2014 IAAF AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships is the first time the IAAF has ventured seriously into mass running. A truly creative event; a mass audience event inside of the elite race, this half marathon will have 30,000 people running alongside the elite runners from 57 member federations.
In a very thoughtful article, David Monte of Race Results Weekly makes the point that the IAAF is conducting a bold experiment with this event. Truth is, for the sport to prosper, the IAAF will be doing many bold experiments in the future. Let's applaud this weekend of creativity!