got scareded wrote:
Once he saw Kerr was running he faked an injury and went home
So Ches is using Kip Keino's tactic?
Seriously. Ben Jipcho talked about that and so did Marty Liquori a bit in his bio. Liquori mentioned that as great as Keino was, if he was losing a race Keino would give up and claim he was just doing a workout, wasn't in shape etc. as a way of "...cheating his conqueror." Keino did this once to Liquori himself when he set out at a fast clip, started running out of gas, and slowed to a jog when he found he wasn't able to battle Liquori to the finish.
Jipcho said the same thing and noted that Keino would make up stories all the time. After losing the Commonwealth 5k on one occasion Keino told the press he'd received a "death threat" before the race but had courageously decided to run anyway. Jipcho said the story was bunk and that even Kenyan officials were chuckling with the other Kenyan athletes over the audacity of the lie. A lie the press ate up of course.
Keino. A fantastic runner but full of manure.
Cheserek. A fantastic runner but at 27 or almost 27 hardly that amazing.