Quote: Lazy whining Americans are ruining your sport. If the adults would tell their kids to work harder instead of showing them the way to make excuses for themselves, the sport would be a lot better off. End Quote
BS. Period. No other country in the WORLD allows elite athletes, whose ages are indeterminate, to come in to their country at the college level, no less the high school level, as is happening in the US, most recently exemplified by Cheserek at the high school level, and Lalang at the college level. This is unethical and is destroying the very fabric of amateur high school and college running in the U.S. Non-U.S. runners should not be permitted to run in the U.S. high school or college scene, end of story. And, the coaches like the one at St Benedicts high school, or at the college level who try to stack their teams by trolling the globe for professional-level ringers should be ashamed of themselves and villified by the US running community. Can you imagine the thoughts of the high school coaches in New Jersey who build their teams based on the luck of the draw in their communities having to put up with the St Benedicts of the world that have no ehtical construct in their recruiting activities? The USATF MUST step in and put a stop to this before our amateur sports scene in the U.S. becomes a complete charade. Am I wrong? Serious response only, please.