Just ran across this over on another website:
Is Alberto Catholic? I am just guessing from his ethnic heritage. If so than that would not necessarily be a good fit with the Halls' beliefs.
Michael Scott wrote:
I just came on here to post this, so /bump!
Keep in mind Salazar is very religious, so the Halls would actually be a decent fit with him.
I'm hoping he goes somewhere else, though, just to keep things interesting.
The question is what American coach has proven himself to be a great marathon coach? Not many I'm afraid.
Of the post collegiate coaches who coach marathoners:
Mahon- tried him
Larsen- Meb's coach, in Mammoth
Salazar, Schumacher- Nike
Hudson- didn't work for Ritz.
Steve Jones- Did well with Torres, but heard the group disbanded.
who else is there out there? Pete Rea, Chapman, Scott Simmons?
Why would they ever do that? That makes no sense at all. If it's known that Hall desires to run for Salazar (or any other Nike coach) why shouldn't Nike tell him that they'd give him $30,000 a year plus bonuses since he's the one that's desperate? Okay so Hall says no, and they say, "fine, good luck finding the coach you want. If you really want this one, you know our offer." The bottom line is that in a situation like that, the athlete will get low balled to the extreme.
3 amigos wrote:
Nike could buy out Hall's $500,000 per year Asics deal so he could train with Salazar. How cool would it be to have the 3 great hopes from HS training together - Hall, Ritz, Webb. Pretty interesting.....