Hilarious, Geezer. First, when Tyson Gay gets an injury, Brojos say he should start, you leap to Gay's defense, saying distance runners don't know what it's like to sprint. We don't know how hard it is on the body! Oh no, boohoo! We don't know what it's like to sprint! Our puny 12 second 100m doesn't compare to the stress true sprinting puts on the body.
And now, in true ignorant fashion, you come here lambasting Chris Solinsky for pulling out of the World Champs when he could be giving another runner that "once in a lifetime opportunity" you've so heavily touted because... you know what it's like to have a hamstring injury and run a 5K like Chris Solinsky?
You don't know jack, old man. You think you jogging a 5K in 18:40 or some garbage means anything? Having had the nerve to come on here and say none of us know how to sprint, you think your hobby jogging qualifies as knowing what it's like to line up with the big boys? Yeah, we don't know how to sprint, but clearly your puny 5K measures up so well that you know EXACTLY what its like. What it's like to run 12:5X. Let me spell this out for you as clearly as possible: you don't know anything. You don't know anything about distance running, and you certainly don't know what it's like to run a hard 5K. Your 18:40 is meaningless.
As far as the whole "I competed at a high level", like heck you did. What high level did you compete at? If it was sprinting, I doubt it, but even if you did, it was irrelevant. You DEFINITELY never did anything worthy of "high level" distance running, so just be quiet and slink your butt home while you still have some dignity.
What are your qualifications? You claim to have an understanding of biomechanics and sports medicine? Come on Geezer, don't disappoint me. Prove me wrong. Show me you're not COMPLETELY ignorant. My guess is that you're just another boaster on the net who hopes no one will call him out on it, but doesn't know anything. Well, here's your chance to validate yourself or leave it be. You're being called on it.
Oh, and I'm not a Solinsky fanboy, another cheap slur you hurl at people who ACTUALLY have some idea of what it's like to compete in high level distance running. But feel free to respond in typical ad hominem fashion, or dodge this post all together. It wouldn't surprise me.