Ever since I read the article written by Magness, something has really been bothering me.
"I’ve been involved in this sport at high levels for a number of years, have coached amazing athletes like Jackie Areson and Sara Hall, and have seen the work athletes like Alan Webb and Ryan Hall put in day in and day out. This gives me faith that amazing things can be done the right way, without the need for performance-enhancing drugs."
Why mention those athletes and perhaps not the ones that have made the biggest impact on the running scene? There is absolutely no mention of Mo Farah or Galen Rupp despite his time spent at the Nike Oregon Project. Why?
The timing of his departure was odd as well. Articles came out in early July that talked about his departure, with both sides claiming it was mutual. But why leave during an Olympic year? We all know what Rupp and Farah went on to do.
I have followed Magness on Twitter for awhile and during the Olympics, there was absolutely no mention of either Rupp/Farah.
However, he did congratulate Leo Manzano after his 1500 meters. On August 10th, he sent this out...
"Drugs ruin our sport. Turn the Olympics into a farce. Hard to get excited for any event with the cloud of drugs hanging over it."
I might be reaching will of this information, but it all just seems too peculiar. So my conspiracy mind has came to the realization that he left Salazar because MAYBE they were not doing things the 'right way'.
The article about Lance would have been a perfect time to bring up both Rupp and Farah, yet there was absolutely nothing.