JRM wrote:Gabriella wrote:I'm sorry but I've never understood why an athlete would run a one off 400m at the start of the season and not try their best.
I would say its either (a) to collect appearance fees, and/or (b) for a training run. If it's (a) and they simply blow off the race by jogging, it seems like that's a slap in the face to the meet promoters. If it's (b) and they don't really push it, why enter the race at all? Do repeat 400s in your workout.
I don't believe these small development meets in Jamaica have much of an sizeable budget much less a significant appearance fee.