In the book, the last 7 Japanese NR holders "talk about their eras, the current situation and its future outlook". It also includes their last 4 months of training leading up to their big races.
I'd love to read this book (but it's only in Japanese).
Seems kind of harsh to me. The Japanese did have 5 sub-2:10s last year. The US had zero.
Does someone want me to write one about the US? I know we had 2 in the top 6 at the Olympics but isn't the job of the press to overexaggerate everything?