because there were a lot of runners who today ran faster than him and thus were way ahead of him.
I graduated at 22 wrote:
He finished way back, why...
I believe this post - I saw him rubbing his side while going down the big hill just past the halfway point
He got a side stitch at around 3 miles, and then just went backwards. It seemed to settle with about a mile to go, and he finished the race off. The guy looked to be in agony, I don't think this is the first time he's been victim of the side stitch either! Shame to happen in his last college race.
Rigid Digit wrote:
I think this happened to him at Pre-Nats last year. If you've ever had side-stitch problems you know it is debilitating.
So you're saying it's more believable that a guy who has finished 10th, 15th and 2nd in NCAA cross, finished 4th, 2nd and earned a national title in the outdoor 5000 (over Chelanga), placed second in the indoor 3000, won an indoor 5000 title (again over Chelanga) and has competeted for his country in international competition "let the pressure get to him and fell apart" rather than having a side stitch? Are you a moron? Have you ever had a bad side stitch when running? They suck and slow you down a ton, as someone pointed out he has had issues with them before.
My two cents: pressure got to him and he fell apart. To think it was just a side cramp seems a little far fetched that it would put him back 123. This seems to be on-going with him; if it's not dehydration, side cramps or food poisoning it's something else; would be better to just come clean and admit you had, and have had bad runs; no bullshit just plain and simple.
He pulled a Henry Rono, too much racing in the off season.