Open your eyes wrote:
You are absolutely correct, Fisher did not outclass everyone his freshman year like Chezerek did. Maybe the fact that Fisher was 18 years old his freshman cross country season and indoor track season (which he redshirted) had something to do with that. When was the last time an eighteen year old male US distance runner dominate the NCAA ranks?
Kenyan freshman seem to be able to. Perhaps they have an unfair advantage?
Chezerek's age has been questioned for years. Not by a few disgruntled individuals but by many who take this sport seriously.
His age discrepancy enabled him to win and set records through high school and college robbing those that were/are of legitimate age.
Stop being a fool. Africans, in many sports, age cheat. Those that are fortunate to come to the USA for school make up for a variety of things by having their birth certificates falsified.
OK, let us assume for the duration of this post that Chez is in his 30s. How is that cheating? What rule is being broken? No one needs a false birth certificate when a birth certificate is not required as proof of age. You don't have to be any particular age to participate in the NCAA. I am in my 50s and have all my eligibility. If I matriculate and keep a certain GPA at a member school, I am allowed to run. Why does this keep coming up? Kenyans, Mormons, these jokers who graduate from HS at 19 1/2? All are welcome until the NCAA makes a rule against being over some ceiling. Where do you think that should be? 25? 28? 20? Until the rule exists, please petition the NCAA to fix this problem. Until then, Chez is not an age cheat.