Well if you think the AP is bad, it's probably worse in Canada. Paula Radcliffe's stunning marathon WR was relegated to something the size of a gerbil litter box in the deepest pages of the "National Newspaper" (Globe and Mail). Which is published in Toronto, the city of 4.6 million, so desperate to hold an Olympics (second in the bidding for '96 and for '08) and without a single decent outdoor track within 10 miles of the downtown core. And in the same meet as Felix' WJR, Canadian Nick Alphabet (as Donovan Bailey liked to call Macrozonaris)beats Tim Montgomery and still I needed a shovel to find any reporting on it. Two predictions here:
Macro, who ran 9.91w last year, will be the first white guy under 10 seconds, and Felix will be the first junior under 22, and then at least the altitude question will be moot.