You are missing the point, OP said he was overrated, didn't say anything about 337 being a bad performance or anything. Just that he feels Ches is overrated, I actually agree I don't think he will do to well outside of college.
3:37 at 20 yrs old is great! wrote:
You're blowing smoke buddy. 3:37 for a 20 year old is awesome!
Are we going to ignore the fact that he is a 5k/10k guy, so a very low 3:37 is a pretty damn good result. He just ran faster than this year's 5k champion ever has in a 1500 (Ryan Hill's PR is a 3:37.10 in case you didn't know) and this wasn't even a PR for him, so however disappointed you may be with this result, I expect you to carry that same disappointment in the multitude of other runners you probably respect that the "overrated" Cheserek would probably beat in a 1500 with just the time he ran today (Derrick, True, Bumbalough). Furthermore, this probably was just a tune-up race for whatever distances he will be attempting to race in Europe at some point this summer. We're way too critical of this guy, or at the least the criticisms of this guy aren't distributed evenly for every other runner in discussion across this board as is the usual bigotry of LetsRun posters. Note that I'm not a fan, it's just irritating to see many people in my opinion demonstrate minimal understanding of running through threads like this, and display a much higher aptitude in the department of making stupid criticisms. He doesn't deserve to be called king, but he also doesn't deserve unfair critique.
The only person that really doesn't get shit on is Jim Ryun. Everybody else sucks!
Wondering in the West wrote:
Unbelievable. Only on this board would this drivel be posted. I'm no UO apologist, but man he is tough and has already racked up plenty of NCAA titles. What more does he need to do?
Wondering with the OP's PR's are.
Simply amazing, only on this message board. Of course I've heard all the Kenyans, Ethiopians, Mills, Lindgren, Pre, Viren, John Walker, Coe, etc., suck on this board.
No one is good apparently ... except for the Division III OP, I guess.
I was expecting 3:36 at best; he not miler or perhaps ncaa level yes, but not world class. That was evident as far back as high school.
He just got 4th in the 1500 in 3:37.
Ryun 100% wrote:
The only person that really doesn't get sh** on is Jim Ryun. Everybody else sucks!