Second this. How many times have elites gotten hurt and made a comeback, over and over and over again? Most do gain a greater appreciation for the sport, whether that appreciation is apparent to others or not. Clay gets one injury and he's down and out and cursing what elites do. I'd have greater respect for him, or someone like Steve Magness, if they actually made something of themself FIRST. There's always the opportunity to coach and have something to fall back on, and ironically a lot of elites do end up coaching at some level. Clay is still in his mid-20's and could make something of himself if he really wants to persevere through BOTH the ups and downs. Otherwise if he doesn't, the above stands true- he'll go on to live vicariously through others, like a Little League parent.
Get over it, dude. wrote:
That "woulda coulda shoulda" stuff gets exceedingly old.
stopped reading when he started talking about runners' lack of God.
I've never heard of this guy before, but I have to agree with your assessment.
Don Underhill wrote:
He's an idiot.