It really does baffle me how people feel the need to come to a website and spew ignorant hatred towards someone they know absolutely nothing about.
DFisher is right....."What is the point?". It only goes to show how miserable of a person you must be.
What Scannell has done an amazing job of (if you actually bothered to read the article and some previous ones on Mike & Grant) is managing Grant's investment in what it is to be a runner.
He's not running high mileage, he's not doing super tough anaerobic workouts.....he supported his decision to continue with soccer when it was already clear that he was a running world beater.
Mike has encouraged Grant to have a life outside of running and be a well rounded diverse individual. For all you stupid trolls out there......That very well may be the biggest reason for his success. Imagine how many kids that show special talent like Grant get over-trained, over-coached, over-managed and over-hyped. The expectations and pressure become too much very quickly for a teenager. If any of you stupid trolls had gotten your ignorant hands on GF you probably would have ruined him by now.
So instead of praising Scannell and his wise and thoughtful (and by the way very effective) efforts in bringing Grant along.....you write mean things about him on the internet and call him arrogant.....HAHA....such losers.
If you feel so entitled to watch the next HS kid break 4 minutes for the mile then go find a kid to coach and do it yourself.....Good luck morons.....I just feel sorry for the kid.