Wait, I thought his bad performance this time was a result of him "stepping on a rock" or something in training (presumably one with rusty blades sticking up)?
Seriously, why does any marathon waste their money on this guy at this point? He's got a world record worth of excuses, that's for sure.
I'm no longer interested in hearing about how he just started "training" (whatever that means exactly) seven weeks before a major marathon. If he lacks the ability to focus for more than two months at a time (something that I, with a 2:45 pr, can even muster) than I am developing a whole new set of questions about his achievements of the past.
Chief among them, what exactly went *right* before his 2:03 low victory in Berlin?
Are we really to believe that he's so far out at the extreme end of the bell curve of ability that he barely has to train to mix it up with the world's best? And that he can't even bring himself to clear that ridiculously low hurdle?
I suspect the real thing going on here is an attempt to keep cashing in on performances of old by peddling a notion that he has some super-hero talent still that could resurface on any given Sunday -- next time he'll train for real! -- when, in fact, he's getting old.
If not him, the plotline is certainly old now.