Didn't he just run the 10k and win his 6th championship? Why does he need to run the 5k too?
If other runners can't attract a crowd, that is not Rupp's problem.
This guy is the greatest American distance runner of this era and he is balancing his plans for the next few years with his plans to be a father of twins very soon. But you don't like him so you are calling him out? Calling him out for what? Pathetic.
He's run it the last 3 years. Being there another few days changes anything about his preparation for being a father or his plans for the next few years? Really? HE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED PARIS! To Rupp Paris > US Championship. Thats the truly pathetic thing and everything that is wrong with our sport. How do you explain that to a casual fan or observer? How do you gain or maintain fans with that attitude? "Umm yeah one of the best runners didnt show up to win a national championship because running a fast time in a foreign country means more"
I'm really adamant and feel strongly about this, nothing you say will change my mind, I figure nothing I say will change yours. I'm not going to respond anymore on the subject.