Why are more and more marathons not allowing deferments? Registration is always way in advance, and training is several months long. A lot of things can happen between registration and race day. Twice this year, I registered for a marathon, got hurt during training, and was unable to run the race. I still want to run these races; it's not like I just changed my mind at the last minute. I understand the no refund policy, but I don't understand why I can't defer. What's the reasoning behind not allowing deferments? Thanks, Lisa V.