As gh said money is in the mix here. Plus how many lanes does their portable track have-four?
How much would it cost to add the extra 50m to run 200m as suggested or create an 8 lane portable?
Can they find a space for a 200 plus run out in an urban space?
I question the position of promoting this as a normal Athletics Contest it is promotional in nature not a true part of Athletics. But I'm not the type consumer they need to attract to the sport- like all of us here Athletics hooked me long ago-
over 50 trips to T&F rehab have not freed me from this irrational addiction .
Does this type event foster a general public mind set like>
Why go to a real athletics meet I already saw Bolt run in the Mall.