Everyone loves Grant Fisher. Including me. Great ambassador for the sport and a great all around person. He also has broke American records this year in the 5000 and 10000 meters.
Congratulations! I am a huge Rupp fan and if someone breaks his records I want it to be him.
Both of these record breaking performances were time trials witnessed by very few people. No TV. I had to watch some grainy video like the Zapruder film that shows 25% of the track.
WTF? How is good for the sport? When Rupp ran 26:44 it was in front of a PACKED house at Hayward Field with other clubs involved. I was in the stands and it was AWESOME.
Anyway, Grant chooses to skip USA Indoors and Worlds this year...
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the best MD in the world, is in the states running against NAU but not Grant Fisher.
The Prefontaine Classic features the best runners in the world. Hayward Field will be packed.
Selemon Barega, Paul Chelimo & Jacob Kiplimo running the 5K - No Grant Fisher!
None of the featured races include America's best distance runner. I am sure Jerry has him running a lesser event. USATF 10K maybe? I can't see the start list.
Kudos for Bowerman breaking so many records and running so many time trials.
However, I have a lot more respect for the smaller clubs who put their athletes out in major competitive events for the fans to enjoy.
Treat the Sport like a Spectator Event.