Gosh dang some people on this board just don't get it. Americans should be throwing their support around their these athletes having a crack on the international circuit. This is how they improve and ultimately how they perform their best at major championships.
Look at the big dawg Australians Hoare and McSweyn and Bol, these boys have grown into absolute animals purely of the back of consistently putting themselves against the best in the world. If these guys aren't in international competition, they aren't running these times and receiving such hype from the community.