I hope so wrote:
The women's marathon needs you.
Joanie was a hero.
Deena was a hero.
You are a hero.
There are several women who have potential to be a hero with a strong voice without being critical of others. Sisson and Hasay and maybe Cragg but you are the Royalty that our sport needs. You handle yourself with dignity that makes all of us women proud. You never lower yourself to pointing fingers at others. My 6 year old daughter looks to how you deal with victory and defeat and wants to be you. Thank you and good luck in your return.
Shalane was a hero.
Royalty or hero worship not such a good thing. We can respect her but not worship.
It's no longer her time. Don't hold onto the past its time for the new younger athletes to take the baton.
My take on her getting back? She had not made mention of wanting to be ready for the trials and this was months ago prior to surgery. Being determined is one thing an aging body is another. It's a wait and see, can she just run again to be able to train again to see what level she could race again if thats her goal.