I love Abdi, great positive attitude, funny guy, and a gamer, always giving the big names a go. I hope he doesn't try to lead too much early, I'd like to see him in the mix later when things get serious.
RE: Abdi tells disbelieving reporter he wants to be on the podium: "Why not? l'll give it my best shot. I'm gonna swing!4/19/2014 9:40AM - in reply to LetsRun.com
LOL, just read the article that pretends to break down the "odds" of a US win. Total trash. Before you read it, remember this is coming from the same guys who claimed that Nate Silver was wrong and predicted Mitt Romney to win.
RE: Abdi tells disbelieving reporter he wants to be on the podium: "Why not? l'll give it my best shot. I'm gonna swing!4/19/2014 11:39PM - in reply to LetsRun.com
It is all talk. In 2005 the saturday before Chicago I bumped into Alan Culpepper. He talks about how great every thing is going and how he thinks he can be in the mix of things. I am sitting in the press conference after the race and Culpepper says he has been sick and it messed up his training and that was the reason for running 2:13 Point is do not trust anything they say. These press conferences are all for show create some buzz.
I want Abdi to run well Monday. There seems to be no indication though that at 37 and 10 years removed from his 2:08 marathon pr that he is going to be able to run with a bunch of 2:05 guys.