Apparently there is a company in New England that is making waves in the running world. Amongst Tracksmith's retro-style offerings is a racing singlet that you are only allowed to buy if you are running the Boston Marathon this spring. Sorry charity runners, but as the prominently displayed letters "BQ" suggest, this one is only for the qualifiers.
I absolutely love the retro look to it, and since I only own one other singlet, this seems right up my alley. Two things are stopping me, though. First of all, it costs $70, and I am loath to pay that much for just a shirt, regardless of how cool it looks or its association with Boston. Second, I would feel eternally douchey for wearing such a shirt. Bragging rights are one thing, and I won't mind wearing official Boston Marathon gear after I've run the race, but I feel like this shirt takes the bragging to a new level.
I also don't like that they limit it to qualifiers who are actually running this spring. This leaves out over a thousand runners who technically qualified for the 2015 race, but weren't able to register due to the 1:02 cutoff this year.
So what do you think? If you're a qualifier, would you buy it? And if you're not, does it offend you at all?