Stuff NZ: Boston Marathon’s plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners

Stuff NZ: Boston Marathon’s plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners. “Rival camps in the running world began snapping at each other’s heels this week. It began after the Boston Athletic Association, which still hopes to hold a truncated in-person edition of the planet’s most prestigious footrace in October, said it will award medals to up to 70,000 athletes if they go the distance wherever they are. Practically within minutes of the BAA’s announcement greatly expanding its virtual version of the race, a boisterous social media maelstrom ensued.”

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