To continue a related conversation from another thread this week.
Actual elite runners are some of the nicest, most gracious people you'll meet.
Sub-elites and collegiate runners who have talent but haven't won jack since high school (or D3 college) are some of the biggest duetchbags in the world.
Hobby joggers are largely decent and gracious people that are usually doing more with a lot less talent.... and, we have all the money.
So, in summary, LRC is run by deutches and populated by deutches, and the people who actually make money in this world (elites and hobby joggers) are rightly starting to see this board as a waste of time.
And, yeah, I'll wear that Boston jacket whenever I want. I earned it by qualifying later in life, after starting a career and starting a family, and coaching others to qualify with me. It's the high point of my adult running career. You can scoff if you see me wearing it. But you're a bunch of pathetic little wretches, and I'll recognize you for what you are, and walk away shaking my head at how sad you are.