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I've watched a few marathons before. Frankly, like golf, IF you understands what is going on, while watching someone "jog" per say for 26 miles does not seem interesting, it is in that you do see the people tire, how their arms start to tire, stride sometimes becomes off beat, watch carefully you see how the sun, heat and humidity in some area's start to screw up the runners system, concentration and breathing etc.
Having watched some of the Key west vids by jobson, those are interesting to some degree too, listening, watching etc. BUT, like all things, it can get better! cams are getting smaller, remember when the indy 500 got its first cam in the cockpit? Or foot ball with a helmet cam too!
The other that needs to happen, is NOT just show the big boys at these events, granted it is fun to see the J-Boats like now at Antigua, or the AC boats, V70's etc, but even watching the lasers etc at the olympics was fun, when I could get a good feed, and not have delays. The folks talking about wind shifts, why one person went this way, another that way etc.
But, to some degree things need to calm down in cost. Not sure that the Mumm 30. Laser SB3 type boats are/were good for the sport, I am in the yes/no camp. Altho the old IOR boats initially with the cheaper fiberglass boats of the late 60's into the 70's WAS good for the sport, altho probably some of the WORST designed boats in may years, if not century's! came out of this era.
The current IRC boats IMHO are what we need. A bit of a throw back to IOR, where a fast boat with a reasonably decent interior is to be expected in the design. Now if the prices could get down so that the ave person could afford one! this might help.
Now for kicks and giggles, any one know what the most popular sport was in 1900?
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