That line has been written by the articles author. The only direct quote in the article is this line from his father... "He's gone back to his own medical people over there. The way he's been talking it sounds as if it can be sorted reasonably quickly,". There is no need to have a go at Nick or his team for saying what you quoted. I think it's quite likely the author has pulled it out of the air. Nick seems to be keeping very quiet over the whole thing and I have not seen any quotes from him or anybody in his team saying something like this.
Samuel Insufferati wrote:
"He had been unable to do the long runs needed to build strength, which had prevented him mounting strong finishes in his recent races."
Nick Willis is a great athlete but he and his "team" let him down with this sort of absolute garbage.
If you are going to win with humility, lose with humility.
Nick Willis didn't lose to Jeff Risely (twice) and Jeremy Roff (1500m Melbourne) because he was "unable to do the long runs needed to build strength, which had prevented him mounting strong finishes", he lost because he raced against two athletes who were probably a bit more hungry and better prepared for racing than he was, and against one athlete in particular (Risely) who is at least equal to the athletic talent he is.
I don't believe for a second that an athlete of Nick Willis's calibre would race and hence put his reputation and fitness on the line if he wasn't in healthy shape. He certainly doesn't need the money.
There is no shame in getting beaten out of season. I don't think for one second think these results point to anything that could happen in Europe and later at the Commonwealth Games this year
Big thumbs down for the lame and arrogant cop-outs. Totally insufferable.
I find this a bit funny...people on here bash people when they only race when they are "just right".....and when someone races without being just right, someone does't believe that an athlete would do that.
Samuel Insufferati wrote:I don't believe for a second that an athlete of Nick Willis's calibre would race and hence put his reputation and fitness on the line if he wasn't in healthy shape. He certainly doesn't need the money..
I must have missed the part where he was going around making making excuses for anything. In this article it states that "Willis will not confirm the injury" but perhaps a little difficult for him to head back to the US for treatment without people asking questions.
dan commando wrote:
This is just making excuses....
Guys like what? Jeff Risely - 1.45 and 3.32?!?!?
silver medalists don't lose to guys like that unless something's wrong or they're out of shape.
You mean do we believe the scenario that Willis might have raced while he was battling some sort of injury? Seriously? That's what you're asking?
dan commando wrote: So the question is, do you really believe that scenario would have happened or not. Simple.
Get real wrote:
I'm not sure what so-called ignorance would be highlighted by comparing John Walker to Nick Willis. Blather...