Wilson Kwambai Chebet said:
"I did not see Meb until we were all on a flat course. For me I thought he was a pacesetter but later learned that he was competing and beating him with the distance he had was too big for me."
"I lost the title last year to an Eritrean turned American Meb (Keflezighi) but this year, I want to try my best in one of Majors."
We don't think it's been reported until now that Wilson thought Meb was a rabbit.
Editor's update: Here's a big update. Chebet and his management team have emailed to say all of the quotes from him in the article that we linked to were made up. No interview even took place. They are asking for a formal apology from the Kenyan press for making up the quotes.