Not when they perform like s h i t in national and international races. Kenyans and Ethiopians don't run just for fun. None of that beer mile, blue jean mile crap.
It creates a laxed mentality and laxed ability.
Hell, even the africans that come over to become americans don't do that crap. Legat, Meb, Chelimo, etc.
At the end of the day, it is none of my business. However, the perception is set. You're goofing off in meaningless arse races, but look like fun runners in championship races, and can't keep up.
Somewhere smart running is not being applied. That is all that I am saying.
Everything is burgers and fries in this country, and that is the problem.