I enjoyed the article and was stoked to see it!
I have grown sick and tired of hearing over the last week that people won't watch the World Champs because of either the Symmonds thing, some misplaced hatred of Nike, NOP, USATF.
Someone who follows the Bowerman TC on Instgram replied to a picture of Emily Infeld with her bronze medal with "What event?"
I dare anyone to show up to a local running club fun run in your town and bring up the world champs. I will bet you $100 that the only point anyone can connect to it is "I heard Nike wouldn't let Nick Symmonds run because they were worried if he won a medal it would hurt their brand."
Sorry, where was I going with this rant?
Great job, Clayon! You seem like a true championship racer!