The IAAF track and field championships in Doha wrapped yesterday, and while there were some amazing performances, much of the coverage has focused on Doha as a venue – calling it terrible for the sport and calling out IAAF for making a decision based only on money.
Much of the criticism has focused on the less-than well-attended events, which led to empty stands and cheerless victory laps. Others have called out the ridiculousness of hosting a marathon that begins at midnight to avoid the heat of the day, and where reportedly 41% of the field dropped out.
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