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Why do races pay for elite pacers? Why not use people on bicycle?

asked about 4 years ago | Report

It seems to me that if elite racers need pacing at a constant speed, it would be more efficient to have pacers on bicycle who can monitor their speed and keep it a constant than to have actual runners who will pull out before the end of the race.

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  • I don't think they get much besides maybe a Tshirt. a bicycle may have trouble in the early crowded miles at bigger races like NYC ect.

    answered about 4 years ago |Report

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  • Or wear a Garmin?

    that said. There's something motivational about having an actual person running next to you.

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