Most people will never compete in a major sporting event and yet many will pay heavily just to be present at one.
Today’s invention is a way for ordinary people to be more involved -not quite competing but close to the action.
It is a wheeled platform which allows a spectator to stand on it and be propelled alongside eg runners in a track race or even swimmers in a pool (without interfering too much with the race itself). They would thus not only be participants in the making of sporting history, but also gain a better insight into the almost superhuman performances of professional athletes.
Spectators might pay a large amount to actually be among the competitors or be chosen by lottery.