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(BBC-US)   Runners chafing even as Adidas backtracks on "you survived Boston Marathon" email   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-04-19 09:18:32 AM  
Not a big college town.
 
2017-04-19 09:47:23 AM  
Oh.  Oh my.
 
2017-04-19 10:47:39 AM  
Still not as funny as this one.

www.snopes.com
 
2017-04-19 10:48:21 AM  
That's the last time they let Mark Wahlberg write their ad copy.
 
2017-04-19 10:56:57 AM  
So when you sign up for the Boston Marathon they give your email address to Adidas? That's not cool.
 
2017-04-19 11:19:33 AM  

Barfmaker: So when you sign up for the Boston Marathon they give your email address to Adidas? That's not cool.


They're sponsoring the race.  I'm sure as part of the contract, they get access to a lot of things.  Basic contact information for the race participants would be pretty standard stuff.
 
2017-04-19 11:21:19 AM  

Barfmaker: So when you sign up for the Boston Marathon they give your email address to Adidas? That's not cool.


I think they own the organization that runs the race.  Here is their storefront:
marathonsportsblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2017-04-19 11:29:48 AM  
That's pretty common nomenclature (granted, that third link is literal).  It's a gaffe, but an understandable one that I don't think will be a huge deal in the running community.  It'll run pretty deep with the families of the victims, but a handful of them will probably recognize the time they celebrated "surviving" the victim's first marathon.

It would be like referring to a one-sided football game as a "blowout".
 
2017-04-19 11:33:28 AM  
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2017-04-19 11:34:09 AM  
More mindless outrage over nothing....
 
2017-04-19 11:38:33 AM  

chevydeuce: More mindless outrage over nothing....


I think it's less outrage and more "Oooh, maybe shoulda thought that one through, buddy."
 
2017-04-19 11:50:55 AM  

chevydeuce: More mindless outrage over nothing....


virtue signaling
 
2017-04-19 11:52:42 AM  
There's almost no outrage. In fact, the word "outrage" does not appear in TFA.

That said...it's fascinating to me that someone wrote that email and (I assume) someone else approved sending it out.
 
2017-04-19 12:20:09 PM  
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2017-04-19 01:47:45 PM  
Some of us (the non-first timers) wore panty hose for twenty five mile road marches. Some of us wore (not me) short cut off panty hose for ten mile runs. If I ever get off my ass and do a marathon as I intend you can be damn sure I'll be wearing short cut off panty hose. When the monkey ass monster or monkey thighs monster strikes he is vicious and without mercy, I want no part of him.
 
2017-04-19 02:58:56 PM  
I didn't get more than half of those.
 
2017-04-19 03:00:04 PM  
"Poorly worded" indeed.
 
2017-04-19 03:08:05 PM  
As someone who's run Boston a few times and lives here... this is ridiculous. You have to try really hard to get bent out of shape over this.
 
2017-04-19 04:03:55 PM  
Should I throw away my "I survived..." stuff?

/ Rollercoasters, stupidly large entrees at tourist trap restaurants, music festivals, named storms that weren't as big as predicted, college parties, etc.
 
2017-04-19 04:41:20 PM  

Khellendros: Barfmaker: So when you sign up for the Boston Marathon they give your email address to Adidas? That's not cool.

They're sponsoring the race.  I'm sure as part of the contract, they get access to a lot of things.  Basic contact information for the race participants would be pretty standard stuff.


Maybe it's different for US races, I've signed up for a lot of marathons and other races in Canada and haven't received any emails from third parties from it, just from the race body itself.
 
2017-04-19 04:45:02 PM  

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Okay, I missed that the first time through this thread.

As an unashamed lover of Ally McBeal I am officially outraged that you posted such an offensive pic!
 
2017-04-20 09:50:53 AM  

Barfmaker: Khellendros: Barfmaker: So when you sign up for the Boston Marathon they give your email address to Adidas? That's not cool.

They're sponsoring the race.  I'm sure as part of the contract, they get access to a lot of things.  Basic contact information for the race participants would be pretty standard stuff.

Maybe it's different for US races, I've signed up for a lot of marathons and other races in Canada and haven't received any emails from third parties from it, just from the race body itself.


My guess is that those are likely small, more regional/local races.  The Boston Marathon is one of the top races in the world.  It's the difference between a local basketball league game and the NBA.  What you're dealing with in terms of endorsements and corporate structure around it is quite significant.  Doesn't surprise me a bit that each runner gets some boilerplate emails and communication from the primary race sponsor.
 
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