Point to make wrote:
At the end of the day regardless of who the culprit is or their personal circumstances this is just a "sport". Allthough Martin is a World Class athlete, what has he ever won. Nothing I would say. So I can not see how he has cheated anybody out of anything of significance?
I now look on the sport of distance running as a bit of a joke and I genuinely feel sorry for these guys out bursting their balls. The return for the input is so fractional. I can not get my head around it.
Take a 2:15 marathon guy. Probably has to train twice a day to get to that level, watch what they eat, dont even think about having a social life, probably not be able to work and earn any money worth talking about. Where is the return?
I have more respect for recreational runners who enjoy their lives than athletes who go their whole career and the biggest race they win is a national championship and live a meager existance.
I sincerely hope for his own sake Martin Fagan never runs competitively again and starts enjoying his life. Its the wake up call alot of "athletes" need to give themselves, Its just a pity he resorted to what he did rather than assessing whats more important in life.
Life is short ! ! Enjoy it while its here ! ! Just my humble opinion ! !
"You are not allowed to renounce that which you never possessed." - Quenton Cassidy, OAR, end of the chapter "Breaking Down" p. 123 (more recent publication)