Kyle Smith Harriers wrote:
People paid him to run?
Yea a 3:52 mile gets for paid. Can't stand LRC sometimes. There should be zero comments like this in a thread like this. Kyle has a huge social media presence, ran some fast times, and did a ton of good for the sport (LI Mile).
What I can't tell from the Times article or his post is if this is an actual retirement announcement. He said it was a move away from being paid from running. So it sounds like his contract wasn't picked up and/or he didn't want to pursue that with Hoka or elsewhere. The Times said that he intends on moving up in distance and maybe giving the 5k or 10k a go at the Trials, with longer distances on the roads in his future. I hope we see him in Eugene in 2021 in some way/shape/form.
This might have already been said but I bet he starts working at Tracksmith and gets a similar job to what Nick Willis and Mary Cain has.
I don't know Kyle but have heard many good things about him. His times are respectable (3:52-3:35) which clearly categorize him as an elite runner. Maybe he didn't make a national team or win a national championship, nonetheless, it sounds as though he did a lot of positive things for the sport of which is greatly needed.
Who's Mary Cain?