No idea who you are but I can assure you of two things: You're not relevant and Kara did not raise the bar for women's running.
Paula Radcliffe, yes. Joan Benoit, yes. Grete Waitz, yes. Goucher, no.
Shalane is a WAY better distance runner from 5k, 10k and up to the marathon. Goucher got her 10,000 bronze in a much weaker Osaka field than the Olympics a year later (do your own homework). It's not her fault, just a fact.
As for the question that was posed to her, ever hear of "no comment"? Kara made a choice and made that choice before, refusing to talk about things, but not this time. It bugs her to not have people listen to what she has to say. Kara wants to be heard and it "mainly" boils down to the all-american dollar, and of course, her ego.
Ask for an IP check or do it yourself. I've never posted on this thread until this post that I just made. I'm not Rojo??? or any other poster. I'm just smarter than you as it's obvious you're clueless and will bend over backwards to defend her words and profanity, which she has no excuse for (but got her what she wanted, publicity).
Pants on fire! wrote:
This is not true. Most of elite runners know that Kara praised her competitors and gave them full credit after the race. They were there at the trials and you weren't. She was spending time with her good friends Amy and Shalane after the race, two of the three the women who beat her.
This is manufactured shit stirring and scrubs like you are energized by it because this is the only way you can perceive yourself as relevant. Or maybe you're Rojo trolling again. News flash, you're not relevant. Kara has raised the bar for women's running and she is an icon to many elites and to women nationally. Elites acknowledge that Kara was inappropriate in her response in the heat of the moment and fried from a marathon in the heat, which she duly acknowledges, but the question itself was very inappropriate and unprofessional.
95% of professional runners know Kara is full of Sh*#. They are very happy her days are numbered. Besides the fact that Oiselle can only sells on Titlenine.com. No big box store will touch Oiselle!
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