Does your workout drawer need a cleanout? Mine sure does!
|These potato sacks can no longer hold my potatoes.|
What would you do with a responsibility-free day?
The runner was not registered and had not signed a waver. He ran using a friend's bib (she had signed a waiver for herself), which he claims was permitted by race officials. They say this is not true, which leads me to think that if this runner should not have participated in his friend's place, he alone is responsible for the injuries he sustained. It's just unfortunate that the injuries were as severe as paralysis and not something more benign like a twisted shoulder or sprained ankle. He claims the obstacle was created carelessly, yet none of the other nearly 1,300 finishers were hurt.
The race organizers can not ignore that this injury did in fact happen on their watch, however. Waiver or no waver, if one person gets hurt they must consider that others could have been just as severely injured as well. While I think a lawsuit of $30 million plus legal fees is a bit excessive coming from a man who admits he was not a registered participant, I think the organizers owe it to him to at least acknowledge that they need to rethink how the obstacles are constructed.
What do you think? Is anyone clearly right or wrong in this case? It's still hard for me to say. I'm interested in what others might think.