It addressed great HS and collegiate runners that never made in at the pro level. So I thought about the other end of the spectrum....who wasn't that great in college but eventually made it as a respectable pro? (Respectable pro... not necessarily Olympian or US top 5 in their event).
This category of athlete is rare compared to the athlete's talked about on the other thread. Being great in HS / college and not making it as a pro is extremely common. The opposite is very rare. Who fits in this category?