i think it was ~ '07 or '08
the crucial aspect in his career was '12 when big favorite to be in top-3 in kenyan-trials in eugene but inexplicably bombed trials to outside top-3
he was out of 10k...
it was terrible
he ran bad trials race when off his talent he shouda made team & run mo damn close for gold
( he crushed mo in indoor 3k )
he is bulletproof know
he crushed kennster bekele into utter dirt
what does kennster / Canova or even mo think eliud's current 10k shape is if he hammered it from gun....