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|Subject: ||RE: Diego Estrada, takes advantage of USA support, and runs for...Mexico?|
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What a complete load of sh!t. Estrada has the opportunity to compete in the Olympics for Mexico. He could not compete for the US. 99.9% of us would choose to compete in the Olympics if given the chance. Estrada is one of the 99.9%.
Go, Diego - make Salinas (and Mexico and NAU and...) proud!
I agree with you that lots of people want to go to the Olympics but I sure hope he doesn't try to play it both ways.
I have no problem with him competing for Mexico but do have a problem with him if he competes for Mexico this time and then say the US in 4 years.
If his dream is to represent the US in the Olympics, then he shouldnt' run for Mexico this time.
It would sort of be like a HS recruit saying, "Yes. I really love you you Mr. third-tier d1 coach and I can't wait to run for you but I'm going to transfer out to oregon the moment they'll take me."
Now that the Olympics is big, big money, I know this is very hard on the Olympians but people need to stand up for something. If you are going to switch, be willing to sit out.
Wilson Kipketer changed and sat an Olympics.
Bernard Lagat competed for Kenya while a citizen of the US which to me is completely ludicrous.
I agree with all of your points, the most important one is you can't have it both ways. Having the opportunity to compete in the Olympics is difficult to pass up and I am Diego is conflicted. - Although, I personally don't understand showing loyality to a country that has played absolutely no part in your running growth and developement, but that is just me.
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