Awsi Dooger wrote:
I guarantee the other countries still fear Coburn more than Frerichs, just like Jager is respected more than another American male who would linger in 5th or 6th place throughout, race after race.
I don't follow you here. Of course Jager is feared more than any American; he's faster by far than any of them. Comparing Frierichs, who just beat Coburn and came second at Worlds last year, to American men who never run close to, let alone beat, Jager, is silly.
The real question is whether Frerichs is going to continue to beat Coburn. Given their recent history, it seems it's not as easy to answer as you suggest. Dismissing Frerichs running a very fast time as picking up the scraps when bold Coburn faltered is a cheap answer, on par with saying Rowbury didn't really get the AR because she drafted off Simpson.
Surely you can do better.