I’m not being paid anything (of course one assumes you were joking) but just acknowledging that perhaps JS is misunderstood to a certain degree. I think he has qualities that we should not overlook. Although I do not agree with all his training methods and philosophy, I respect his right to say what he says and I don’t think that he’s really harmed anyone, at least not deliberately.
And please remember that he coaches Kenyan athletes for free (till now ) and I can show you this as I am in contact with one of his K. athletes on a regular basis.
I’m not sure, but I don’t think he has many athletes from the west at least not yet. Nobody is perfect, but I feel he has been somewhat denigrated on this website. He’s brash and forward but that is not a crime in itself. I hope he can resolve his differences with several posters like Trond, Pupil, Impala, Southern Fried, and others.
He is eccentric for sure, but I think he has some value here. Personally, I am impressed by his knowledge of Swedish athletes past and present and focus on that. I also think it’s reasonable to expect that he can produce athletes in the 215 to 220 range in the marathon which is already pretty good. Also sub 30 minutes for 10,000 m which he has achieved himself. Those are pretty good starting points.
Thank you for your understanding.