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Monday, March 09, 2009

Recession Hits Track

Track & Field News' home page just posted the following e-mail they received from Tom Borish, the man who runs Trackshark.
Trackshark Fans and Members,

This is very difficult for me to type right now, but you deserve to know everything.

I was informed by the Wasserman Media Group on Friday, March 6 that our services are no longer needed at Trackshark. Many of us within the company have lost our jobs, including myself.

I sold to the Wasserman Media Group in May 2008. It was a tough decision, but they can no longer support me nor the rest of the staff here at Trackshark.

There are several options available, including finding a new buyer, but in today's economy it appears very unlikely. There are sites out there that have been born with cash and some without. Trackshark was born in 2002 out of hard work, dedication and all of you who have supported it from day one.

I am working every hour of the day to keep that alive, which is why you haven't seen the front page updated since Friday, March 6.

Whether we're born into a new site or this continues to move forward as is, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. I can't even type all of the names since the list would be too long.

Either way, you should know that I am going to do my best to keep coverage of college track & field alive with our philosophy of coverage. If this site is shut down -- due to powers that I can not control -- next week, then you'll know the reason why.

Please email me at for any questions, inquiries or if you just wish to keep in touch. I appreciate all of your efforts and communication through the years. Thank you for taking the time to read this and best of luck.

For the most part, I have been insulated from the national downturn -- things have been rough enough around Toledo for long enough that bad times aren't new here. This is the first "what are we going to do now?" news I've had since the economy fell off the cliff.

And just what are we going to do now? The best, most forward-thinking track & field website is on its deathbed. There are others of us out there who are passionate and determined, but our Fearless Leader is in trouble. I hope Tom can stay in the game somehow.

1 comment:

Dylan said...

Sad to see this. i like trackshark.