I've tried to like Fauble through the years but every once and a while, he says something like this then I don't care again.
Please explain why you believe Marathon's are not tactical.
Cole Hocker is world class. Scott Fauble is barely national class and never will be world class.
Mr Fauble, maybe try to be relevant in your own discipline before criticising?
Oh please. How many hundreds of people here are taking shots at people and they may or may not be “relevant in” their own discipline? Are you saying that a 2:08 or 2:09 marathoner needs to shut up when some of you 3:30 marathoners are quick to criticize anybody and everybody? Fauble has a right to express himself just like you do.
Cole Hocker invited criticism by showing no class after being eliminated. Why didn’t Hocker just explain to the media that he’s been injured?
What exactly was so exciting? Anyone break 3:41?
Scott needs to keep his thoughts to himself. He is not wrong to think this way. He is wrong to share these feelings at someone else’s expense.
A week from now to tweet something generic like, I think many athletes would have had better results if they did more racing and less time trialing, he would have been fine.
The timing was poor and making it personal is worse.
Dumb take from a rando. Only thing Hocker did wrong was not talk to the media for like 2 mins and say he had an injury.
It’s dumb to claim that Hocker, who advanced through heats to win the OT and finish 6th at the Olympics, has suddenly lost the tactical ability beat guys in his heat that have PRs 4-6 slower than his because he ran some TTs this Spring. If he had been at 100%, and with his superior top-end speed, there’s no way he wouldn’t have easily qualified for the final.
I don’t understand why any importance given to comments made by a marathoner with a 3:46 1500m PR. He has zero experience in running 1500m heats at championship meets.
Maybe he gets his misinformation from the LR message board.
He’s undoubtedly been focusing on this year’s WC since the end of the Olympics and was devastated to get eliminated in a heat. You act like it wasn’t a big deal. You’ve never been an elite athlete in that situation so how do you know what your reaction would be if you were him? After Rod Dixon finished 4th in 1976 Olympic 5000m, he went back to his hotel room and cried. Why did Hocker need to do an interview immediately the race that would have undoubtedly included some moronic questions?
Agreed. Then we all could have called him a pvssy who makes too many excuses
Racing season is just getting started.
Are you saying Rupp (2 time Olympic madalist), Centro (Olympic champion) and Hocker (US champ and Oly finalist) don’t know how to run tactical races?
Not sure how you can put Scott, an average marathoner, above multiple other American distance runners who have ACTUALLY MADE national teams. Unless you were being sarcastic of course
What class are you in? And how is Hocker world class if he can't make the semis?
That’s a typical LR response. Someone is only as good as his last race. Same thing with Mu when she couldn’t handle 4:20 mile pace in an indoor race. If Hocker hasn’t been injured, how could someone with his talent and experience not qualify from a heat where he had the best top-end speed and PR? Did he lose his talent in a poker game?
So you think that being 6th in the olympic final less than 12 months ago is not good enough to be world class? You guys want to hate so badly that you waited until he had ONE bad race and now you guys have so much criticism lol
Takes more than one race to be world class. He needs the hardware before you guys have the backing to your claims of his world level