yeah, I make the front page ...on the board news! Cool!
I love this web site, but I also enjoy and love following American Distance runners(almost exclusively...exceptions are Paula and Bekele) and their achivements, results, and growth as athletes. Seems to me we have to start by supporting more runners like Maggie Vessey before they win big events. American distance running not only needs good coaches, training plans, and talented athletes but a support system from our media, fans, and sponsors. Our teams and athletes have been trying so hard just to break out of 1970's standards of running let a lone break new world records. I agree Africans don't get enough props, but is that really our problem? I believe in some support, but it seems to be getting out of hand. During the Olympics I cheered for our country, I think most people do, but for me I don't it to because it is the just the Olympics, I do it all the time regardless if is the Olympics, I always cheer for American athlets, I chear for them in college events(NCAA's for examples), national events, and so on. To me the line is clear....and that is what like about runners like Ed whitelock, he once was asked what is his main drive? He stated something like " I want to win...it's about the competition nothing else", he didn't try to suger coated by saying something politically correct. Well, enought said....thank you letsrun....and all you do......oh oh oh....I remember something, there was this post about if Africans actually train harder than other runners, great post. I don't think they do....either way it doesn't really matter. I just to see Americans supporting Americans! We are diversified enough alreally.....in a good way. Go USA!
ps...just finish 6 miles on the treadmill....felt great!