The "cheap shot" is Ritz cashing the check that your USATF funds helped to pay for, then not going to Kenya. Ritz and his buddies are helping to trash the sport. At this point I say "fvck'em all" like most people, I'm pretty much done with watching distance events. Ritz just pi$$ed on all of the good vibes that were generated in Boulder 2 short weeks ago. Who is he to say that the team was "not as good" that little 5hitbag came in 3rd! Ritz has to cash in now because he's got nothin' left. When was the last time that he won anything outright? When was the last time that he won anything against anyone of consequence? Who the fvck is he to say 5hit? He has no speed in the last 400m for the 5k or 10k, Alan Webb - a miler - took him down in the 10K, New York kicked him to the curb, Hall, et al took him down in cross last year, Culpepper and Goucher took him out this year, Hall's 10K split was only slightly slower than Ritz's 10K Road Champs win, but Hall ran over 2x the distance, Ritz thought that he was going to medal at Worlds but he went out too fast, died then blamed his woes on his owie.