Hats off to Solinsky on a great career. I always enjoyed watching him race. I was in Terre Haute the year he crashed and burned, so it was fun to see him bounce back from that to string together a couple good years and a handful of phenomenal races.
That being said, I think it's a little over the top to tout him as a "legend" on the landing page. He was VERY good and had his time at the top of the record books which no one can ever take away from him, but let's reserve legend status for those who are, you know, legendary.
By that I mean, in 20 years will people still talk about Chris Solinsky? I think not. He will never be remembered like Pre, Shorter, Mills, Bob Kennedy, or even Meb. Shoot, love him or hate him, Galen Rupp will be closer to legendary status than Solinsky - partly because of the controversial nature of his team and partly because he was able to get it done on the biggest stage our sport has to offer.
Congrats to Chris. You'll be missed in the sport. But let's not blow this out of proportion.