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RE: Sam Chelanga retires

ScottEvil wrote:

Best of luck to him! Because professional running pays so little relative to 'big league sports,' it makes sense to treat it like a normal job and not stay till the bitter end -- whereas even the worst player in the MLB making the league minimum is making a lot more than a first year corporate lawyer or something like that. For a not-quite-A-lister like Sam, it makes sense to finally pick a career (or at least a good stepping stone to one).


If Sam is not an A-lister then who is? I would argue that he is currently one of the top 5 US distance runners.

Here are his PR's:

3000: 7:45
5000: 13:04
10000: 27:08
Half: 1:00:37

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