David Katz is one of those quiet authorities in our sport, whom makes the sport work. David has overseen the finish line at the NYRR for many years. He also developed two Olympic Trials marathon courses and five Olympic Marathon courses. It should not surprise you that David is also on the IAAF Technical committee for road racing. His focus, his attention to detail, and his love of the sport are obvious. His sense of humor is, well, classic.
We met with David as he was touring the finish line on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and we asked for 2 minutes of his time. It actually took about 2:12, but you get the drift.
David Katz is a keen observer of the sport, a real character in a sport full of characters. That Katz cares about the spot is most apparent. That David knows about our spot is also apparent. Mr. Katz is an example of the tireless efforts that go into our sport.