dur webbster wrote:
Whatever Webb does DO NOT PULL A RUPP = DNF.
Webb, you hang out with Rupp a lot. You 2 are budz. Pleaze teach the dude to finish his races, not matter what. You of all runners, know that the negs posted about pulling a DNF are just not worth it.
Rupp got tripped, there was no good reason at all to finish the race as it was not a meet for a medal but for time. Finishing after falling is not advised when you're that deep into a race and fall. It's not worth risking injury at that point, if it's the olympics, sure go for it. Some unimportant meet...no way. Nate Brannen was a good example of what can happen after a fall if you try to go back to full speed, as he tore? something.
Rupp did the right thing, there'll be another day.
As for Webb, why would he got to Europe to run a 1:50? maybe because he has other races after it??