high school xc coach wrote:
Gonna be one of Galen's last chances to drop a really fast time, hopefully there are some guys there that will push him to try. Can't get excited for Hall or the American women's marathon record. It is difficult to get excited for Galen even at this point, but maybe he can change that with a good showing in Tokyo.
It's kind of depressing we don't have any up and coming marathon talent--REAL TALENT--from the men or women.
There have been lengthy threads about this - American distance running once Galen retires - I'm too lazy to dig them up. But yes, American distance running - particularly marathoning - is almost non-existent once Galen hangs it up, definitely DONE on the world stage.