You can state you can't remember the last time an elite refused you an interview -- but let's look at the facts.
From memory, the last time you had a decent dedicated real interview with an athlete, it was Shadrick Kiptoo-Biwott. 4 years ago.
Getting to ask a question or two in the mixed zone when an athlete may not know who you are...is not an interview in this context.
You NEVER have regular interviews with elites the way EVERY OTHER LEGIT TRACK AND RUNNING NEWS OUTLET DOES.
So you can say you can't remember the last time an elite refused you an interview -- and it MEANS NOTHING.
1.) Because you never really have such interviews.
2.) You don't remember being refused, BECAUSE YOU STOPPED ASKING, because they all AVOID YOU LIKE THE PLAGUE.
3. I have actually seen you post a video "interview" from the mixed zone where an athlete is answering questions to the journalists around you...things thin out a little and you or your brother asks the athlete a question THE ATHLETE ANSWERED, LOOKED DOWN, READ YOUR CREDENTIAL, SAW WHERE YOU WERE FROM and split, LOL. In Your Face, Wheldon. Shut down.
Over the last 5 years I have read NUMEROUS athletes refer to this place as a "must avoid" on their blogs. OF course they use the generic "internet message boards," but EVERYONE knows it is you they are talking about.
I laughed my asz off when you guys posted that mixed zone clip of your own, and the athlete looked down, red your badge and then split. Hahaha. FU buddy was the message.
Now, what is important about that -- is it shows what a low member of the track and running community you really are.
Lauren Fleshman stated recently how elites AVOID this website.
Read this essay: http://www.propellermag.com/Summer2012/Heald1Summer12.html
See how you are depicted? THAT'S YOUR REP.
"Onto my arguments?"
You don't answer arguments, as I have stated you reply with straw man argument bs, and mis-direction.
Let me make this beyond obvious for you (and really the fact that you can't, won't or don't answer these things directly just makes you look stupid).
"asking Carmelita Jeter about her association with Mark Block at the Olympics." Is a gimme.
Mark Block has a ten year ban.
She's been seen with Mark Block.
The question should be "Carmelita have you ever used Performance Enhancing Drugs?"
Now, was that clear?