|Keeping track of it|
Manzano not in one of those groups.
Cabrall not in one of those groups.
Lagat (we're he to move up)
That is depressing and can't be good for the sport.
Not only are they not with Salazar/Jerry, most are not with Nike.
This is something I have noticed before. I wonder why it is that so many top women opt for other brands compared to the top men. Frankly, it is refreshing to watch a race and not have everyone wearing the same singlet/shorts/spikes. But outside of that, is there any legitimate reason for it? Does Nike just not invest as much money in women's track & field, or by comparison, do the other brands feel as if they get a greater return out of sponsoring women?
Add Desi, Lisa Uhl, and Kim Conely to the list of women
I like Bobby Mack and he's in Raleigh...though I must admit that he has unfortunately little chance of making to a major track championship let alone winning it. Though he seems to perform pretty well at cross country...
Being in the mix is not the same as having a chance to make a World team. No way Hill cracks into the top 3 until he joins Salazar or Schumacher group. Too many good runners: Ritz, Rupp, Teg, Solinsky, Lagat, Derrick, Lomong, Fernandez, Bumbalough... Heath will probably be much better this year as well. Webb could also be a factor. Will be very hard for guys like Hill and Ben True to get to that next level without training with the best.
emma coburn is our top womens steepler and as a collegian is not with any shoe company.
i agree that it is not good to see everyone in the same uniforms, basically looking like carbon copies, fans like individuality to cheer on athletes
some create their own individuality like jager with his hair flopping, or hasay with her really long hair, but for a non hardcore fan who just turns on the tv it looks like a bunch of skinny people all wearing the same thing.
a solution is to have 50 or at least lots of different color uniforms, and let each athlete pick which uniform they will bring to the race, not known to anyone so the odds of everyone in the same uniform is extremely unlikely.
so at least the fans can say i pick the one in the green or whatever.
22 years old, 5th at the trials plus running 3:56 & 13:26; Hill is doing just fine.