What makes a meet great from an athlete’s perspective
Athletes want to be seen. Both for their self-esteem and for their sponsors who are paying them to be seen in their gear.
By Kyle Merber, Citius Mag
Everyone is so concerned with putting on good track meets to entertain the fans, but what do the athletes want? Maybe we have needs too! There are details big and small that the participants take note of when attending a race that could determine whether or not they come back in the future. And perhaps with more implication, what spreads to the fellow athlete friends!
Ever since I started directing a meet of my own (this article is just a shameless plug for the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile) my perspective has shifted a bit when tending to the needs of others. I take notice of things that I previously overlooked and also theorize the cost-benefit analysis of each expense. Bells and whistles are nice but we can’t lose sight of the most important thing that athletes want, to feel like a bunch of princesses. And if we run fast and make some money as well, then that’s also great.
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