I'm not sure if you know this but professional running, as it is known now, was nonexistent when Samuelson ran. There were nowhere near the amount of marathons, especially to make money at, as there are now.
You seem to have this need to bring down not only one of the greatest, but one of the most inspirational, runners of all time. I have no personal issue with Ryan Hall, seems like a great guy, had great range, and ran some fast times. He had serious flaws in championship racing, however, and had a very hard time breaking the tape in his marathon career.
In defending that you cannot pretend that Samuelson had "equal issues." She not only won The Olympic Games, but did it under circumstances that if Hall had encountered, he would most likely not have made the team. The original "facts" of the article were contrived and you've already had to backpedal on that. Samuelson has an incredible non marathon resume. You can't hold that against her saying she didn't run enough fast marathons. Even so, I believe she has five more wins than Hall does.
As for longevity, she ran 2:26 for a very tightly contested 4th 12 years, I'll repeat, 12 years after winning her first Boston.
Defending Hall is fine; he is over criticized. trying to drag someone as prolific as Samuelson to make that point is just silly though.