Renato Canova wrote:
I'm absolutely sure that he is FULLY HONEST in his training, without using any type of drug.
Renato, I hate to say it, but I think you're wrong.
Rosa was caught for doping offenses and driven out of cycling.
When he began coaching Kenyans, performances skyrocketed.
This not to say it ISN'T being done cleanly--it may be.
But he has proved himself a liar before.
Another instance of his dishonesty I believe to be in his reporting of his athletes' "workouts."
He reported that Tergat, at 6000 feet altitude in St. Moritz in 1997, did 25 x 400 meters in 55 seconds with 60 seconds rest.
I am a big fan of Tergat, and his 26:27 was remarkable.
But that is perhaps the single most ludicrous, ridiculous lie I have ever heard with regards to an athlete completing a high intensity training session.
That is El Guerrouj's 1500 pace, and I am all but certain even El Guerrouj could not do 10,000m at 6K altitude at 1500 pace with 60 seconds rest.
Yet he sticks by his story, as well as his racism towards "white" runners. See the story posted about the "Kenyan Odyssey."