To me when I see him clowning around it just gives me a feeling he's not focused. Even in the serious part of his interview he just doesn't seem hungry, driven. I think alot of our US runners are the same. I remember Alberto Salazar in his prime, he just had the eye of the tiger.I wonder what happened.
Alberto's career was cut short, and he ended up battling depression for years. I think I'll take the laid back guy. who still performs at a high level, over the guy who was one bad day away from putting a bullet in his head. Everyone needs a healthy balance between work and home life. Why should a runner be any different?