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Spectating a race is just as important as racing

The start of the inaugural 13.1 Marathon in Santa Monica on January 10, 2010
The start of the inaugural 13.1 Marathon in Santa Monica on January 10, 2010
Rich Cruse

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  • Not TNT 5 years ago

    Not to sound bitter, but most Team-in-Training (TNT) Coaches I've encountered on the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon course do not cheer for runners other than their own TNT runners. I commend their cause but how much more effort would it take to cheer on non-TNT runners?

    Anyway, even if you have an event lined with spectators, unless you know someone in the crowd, you most likely will not get a peep out of anyone. Over the years, I don't expect much from spectators on the course any more (unless I know that someone will be coming out to watch me that day).

    /rant

  • Danica 5 years ago

    Funny that you bring that up, because I completely agree. The first race I ran was heavily TNT based and I thought it rather odd that they only cheered for their teammates. That's why I think that if you've made the effort to be out there along the course it's very important to cheer for everyone. Everyone is striving for the same goal, and everyone is running the race.

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