What so many angry Rowbury fans do not seem to get is she is the ONLY USA female distance runner currently at this level that is trained by a coach under a doping investigation. Her teammate Galen Rupp is under investigation, NOP is under investigation. Her coach, Al Sal, is highly suspected, and by some in the inner circle known doper while he was a competitive runner. Her coach Al Sal coached a known convicted doper, Mary Decker Slaney. These are all documented facts. You all seem to hate facts yet love to accuse others where there are no known facts or documents to back up your hate and accusation of other athletes and coaches. /quote]
What all you haters don't seem to understand is that not one accusation referenced above has Shannon Rowbury's name on it.
And I personally have never accused any athlete of being dirty unless that athlete has already been convicted of an offense.
But that is the difference between an educated response and an uneducated assumption about someone based on flawed logic.
Here is an analogy that maybe you can understand.
There is a surgeon who has been accused of being a big crook and has the worst bedside manner out there. The problem is that he also has extremely gifted hands in the operating room. Despite the accusations, patients rightfully flock to his office for care.
Despite the accusations, he continues to operate. Why, because he has never been convicted of anY wrongdoing
Patients go to this doctor because they want the best. And I would send my loved ones to this person because I know they would be in the best hands.
The same analogy holds for an outstanding professor who may be involved in cotroversy at a college
Accusing someone of something does not make that person guilty. If you believe that then you don't belong in this country. People have alternative agendas. People misinterpret facts and make false conclusions. That's why we have due process and a legal system in place . To sort through the accusations and evidence and come to an INFORMED decision if any wrongdoing was done.
With respect to Alberto and the NOP, I am sure that Shannon is intelligent and scrupulous enough to know if there is any wrongdoing going on with her team. And if there were, she would be long gone by now. But there isn't and so she will continue to train hard and get better the right and "clean" way with Alberto, Pete and the NOP.