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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Return of the Dual Meet

Well, not truly a dual meet, but still it's a fantastic idea whose time has come.

Doug Logan has challenged Jamaica to a home-and-home series of sprint/hurdle-only dual meets this spring.
Doug Logan, the chief executive of USA Track and Field, delivered his idea by letter to Neville McCook of the Jamaican Amateur Athletic Association on Saturday. He proposed a minimeet be held in each country, pitting American and Jamaican runners in the men’s and women’s 100 meters, 200, 400, 400 hurdles, long jump and three sprint relays. They would also compete in the women’s 100 hurdles and the men’s 110 hurdles.
Logan’s proposed format would include two relay teams for each country in the two relays and three or four individuals per country in the other events. Scoring would be cumulative.

Read the details here: TV coverage would be a live 2-hour format for each meet.

No word yet on whether the challenge has been accepted.

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