Yes it is.
1 of the socks twisted in the night and ended up causing him gout.
As for Jonny,he has been paid well by NB to pace Emily tomorrow,enough for him to not win the British championships in London last weekend.
That is BS. Gout is not caused by mechanical means, it is metabolic.
Let's start here: what is gout?
Seems to me 'gout' is the new way to say "I choked." In the past we've seen drastic failures blamed on weather, 'fueling', injuries that didn't seem to exist during a brag-heavy interview 11 hours before the gun, and whatever Derrick and other BTC marathoners would make up. Haile, at the end of one of the greatest imaginable careers, said he slept with a pillow in a poor position before a forgettable race. So get used to this:
Tomorrow morning, if Sisson, Mantz, or one of the favorites falls apart and runs 12 minutes slower than expected,
"It turns out I contracted gout last night."
and qqqqq-boy stays home, devastated.
D E V A S T A T E D ! ! !