dunes runner wrote:
Gebreselassie runs the 1500 meters in 3:31.
How many Americans can run 3:31, run 150 miles a week, and compete in the 5000 and 10000 meters?
Actually....... name just one.............. if you can.
Yeah, but Geb can only clock 3:31 because he's juicin'. He doesn't have the speed of a true 1500 man. Hell, that's how Lagat could run 3:26+ while not being able to break 1:46.
Back to Geb ... he is certainly putting in the miles. He may be juiced, but he's working harder than the yanks also. The only way to find some Americans with the talent is to get large numbers of them trying the sport out. They won't. Too many other sports and interests.