From his latest review of the Men's WC Marathon:
Renato Canova wrote:
Not bad the American Jeff Egglestone, 13th in 2:14:23. He ran a honest race, obtaining a position at the end of the race very much better than the position he had in the list of PBs. But it’s clear in US at the moment there are not athletes able to reach the podium in this type of competitions, like in the past Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor.
May be, with proper training, somebody among the many athletes able running 10k in 27:30 / 27:45 can move to marathon. But for succeeding, must be still young, not injured, well motivated, and has to do different training from what the most part of American marathon runners normally use.
Ouch... Is he just completely dismissing Ritzenhein and Hall?
And especially with this part "must be still young, not injured, well motivated, and has to do different training from what the most part of American marathon runners normally use." Are Hall, Ritz, and Abdi doing something completely wrong right now? Or is he only referring more the 2:10-2:15 guys in this part?