Sean Middleton wrote: "Let's face it, Kenya is a third world country - the water is bad, there are numerous diseases that most individuals in developed countries don't have the antibodies for, etc. If one were to go to Kenya and pick up even something as simple as an intestinal bug, that could mean a month before they get their legs back under them,....."
You're right....something like that could NEVER happen running in, say, NYC....oops.......
"Explaining his poor performance, Keflezighi cited a string of bad luck in the days before the event. For starters, the airline lost his bags. ("I thought, 'It can't get lost - it's a direct flight, from San Diego to JFK,'" Keflezighi said. "The only time I did it, it happened. And still no sign of my bags.")
Then there was the food poisoning. Keflezighi got it Thursday night and was still hurting race day. Fellow runners said Meb was drinking Pepto-Bismol at the starting line.
The culprit? "Chicken fettuccine," he said, bought at a restaurant. (He declined to say which one.) "Maybe next time," said Keflezighi, "I'll bring a rice cooker or something."