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Logan Let Go As CEO Of USA Track & Field

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 13, 2010

Organization’s Board of Directors decides to go in a different direction.

After summer of speculation surrounding his future with the organization, USA Track & Field CEO Doug Logan was voted out of his position by the Board of Directors this past weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas.

“We sincerely thank Doug for his efforts and his passionate focus on our sport,” said USATF President and Chair Stephanie Hightower in a press release put out Monday morning by the organization. “After undertaking an evaluation over the course of the past few months, our Board has decided it is in our best interests to engage different leadership to move the sport forward.”

Logan, who has been at the helm of USA Track & Field since July 2008, has been under close scrutiny since the United States’ poor showing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Last week he received support from nine-time Olympic medalist Carl Lewis, who said, “Someone wants his job, that’s the reality. It’s just ridiculous…The key to that is it’s being run by people who don’t understand anything outside their own zip code.”

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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