no-fizzle list wrote:
[quote]Narnia bacon plate wrote:
Can someone name me a USA teen phenom female distance runner who went on to become an international star? Seems like if you are really good as a teen you are doooooomed.
I know it's different with sprinters, but Suzy favor is the only one I can think of...that's probably because I knew about her because I lived in Wisconsin. She wasn't running close to he times these recent ladies are though. There's so many stars who go on to fizzle.
Mary Decker, Kim Gallagher, Lynn Jennings.[/quote]
Good grief what a stupid supposition.
The fact is there are few that become "international stars" from any background. Being a teen phenom gives you an immensely greater chance than some rando who was not a teen phenom. That is a fact.
However that does not mean all teen phenoms become stars.