El Keniano wrote:Les wrote:
I think it's necessarily about medals for Kenyans -- it's more about racing style. They admire/remember competitors who go for it like Jager in Paris. Had Jager not done what he did in Paris he might still be unknown to most Kenyan runners, despite his Olympic medal.
This guy gets it. And it's not just about Paris too, that guy is a true lion (appropriate mane again) and always brings it even when he doesn't do well, like the WC final in Beijing. Always a factor. And no lame excuses when he loses. His silver medal at the Olympics was due to his own doing, not the result of a perfect storm of luck, accidents and circumstances like the 1500m.
Find video interviews of Kenyan runners and notice the tone when they talk about Jager - all admiration and respect.
All good points, but you call centro holding the lead the entire race a "perfect storm of luck and accidents"?? You can't just discount centros run because his competitors didn't step up. He did, and that's what matters