This is our Coffee with Larry Program for Tuesday, November 15, 2022. RunBlogRun began this program via FB LIVE almost five months ago,
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This is Coffee with Larry for Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
1. The New York Times series of articles on the New York Road Runners and the NYC Marathon.
2. The NYRR anti-doping rules may be well-meaning but unrealistic.
3. While many want to defend Nnena Lynch, who has done a lot of good, the 3 months positive suggests one thing: at the time, under the then rules, Nnena Lynch was given the least draconian punishment. In this day and age, her use of pseudoephedrine would not have even rated a hand slap.
4. The issue is that NYRR allowed itself to be focused on for setting such a high, perhaps unrealistic, standard.
5. As one of the leaders in the sport, they are
6. Each NYC marathon week, someone will find stuff to criticize them about. They need to be more careful and buttoned down.
7. NYT was doing its job, although some of the observations took criticism.
8. Sharon Lokedi is not responsible for Athletics Kenya’s testing; she should be in the Marathon testing pool; not NYRR’s fault, but a mistake by AIU.
8. Lesson? More testing is needed in Kenya, a pool of 100-150 is needed in WMM testing protocols.