Omaha.  Lincoln.  Why no parity when it comes to supporting talented/developing runners?

I’ve pondered til I’m blue in the face.  Two cities less than 60 miles difference but worlds apart when it comes to running.

How can one city be so utterly behind the elite aspect of running and the other be equally as dismissive?   Both cities liberally peppered with talented runners.

I’ve a catalog of empirically derived reasons, they all  start at the top.

Now I ask you, what are your thoughts?   Do you agree?  Do you disagree?