Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Korir: STILL Not Much New

All I can tell you is that I've attempted to reach Wesley Korir through his coach at the University of Louisville. These things take time. One side note is that a columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal told me Korir has applied for political asylum. That can be a sticky one. To clarify, the decision not to award the prize money was a decision by the race referee, Jim Estes of USATF. Carey Pinkowski and his staff have to adhere to those rules, but the idea of an "accommodation" certainly has merit. I'll let you know when I learn more.You might have seen the link below on Letsrun.com, but this is a very good summary of the situation. It was written by Jim Ferstle for the IAAF. Interstingly, in our Elmhurst 4 on the 4th race in July, we had the Chip dilemma Ferstle describes. Our third-place runner finished fourth because of the Chip, even though he held off the fourth-place runner physically. Check out:

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