Do you fools just ignore the fact that Derrick runs for STANFORD, one of the wealthiest universities in the world? He has all of the state of the art technologies, medicine, trainers that are afforded Rupp while at Oregon/Nike.
Derrick is one wealthy kid running in the one of the best parts of the USA for distance running... just watch some of his Flotrack videos from the summer. I would argue he is not more likeable than Rupp. He reads like Craig Virgin to me in terms of personality, but like I've said, is the next Alberto Salazar over 10,000m/Marathon.