Editor's update: Here is our story on Chelanga's retirement from running:
here's the link wrote:
Why would you post this without a link to anything?
Here's the link.
Best of luck to him! Because professional running pays so little relative to 'big league sports,' it makes sense to treat it like a normal job and not stay till the bitter end -- whereas even the worst player in the MLB making the league minimum is making a lot more than a first year corporate lawyer or something like that. For a not-quite-A-lister like Sam, it makes sense to finally pick a career (or at least a good stepping stone to one).
Why would Sam quit professional running to suddenly join the army? Doesn’t make much sense to me as he is one of the top US runners and has a good chance at Olympic qualification in 2020.
Is he a full US citizen? I know he lost his sponsorship with Nike, could this be something to make money as he might not have enough?
Just seems odd that someone would want to leave pro running to join the military.
Why would Sam quit professional running to suddenly join the army?
another runner wrote:
If Sam is not an A-lister then who is? I would argue that he is currently one of the top 5 US distance runners.
Here are his PR's: