Marathoners.. Leave you iPOD at home
That's the message USA Track & Field, the national governing body for running, is giving. It has banned the use of headphones and portable audio players like iPods at its official races. This new rule was apparently created to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge. It would be interesting to see if they implement this rule coming weekend in the NYC marathon.
This is pretty odd one for me and I certainly hope they don't start implementing it in Singapore Marathon and other places where I generally run my marathons. In fact, I don't think I would be able to to complete marathon without my favorite music, let alone gaining some competitive with my favorite music playing in the ear.
I echo the same sentiments as expressed in the article.. First I think this rule is absurd and two not sure how they would uniformly implement it amongst thousands of runners in any event.