Diamonds and chainz2 wrote:
A lot of Kenyans are a flash in the pan. They can go from a 1330 guy to an also ran at NCAAs pretty easily. A lot do not adapt well to the lifestyle change. Plus many are just happy to escape poverty and get a free ride, so they start drinking all the time and not taking training seriously anymore. A lot can not replicate performances living away from altitude. Look at the Olympic silver medallist in marathon, now being dusted by the top Americans after being given a free pass into the US and lifestyle opportunity he's never seen before. When you have nothing, you are desperate and will do anything. When you are given things, you will not be as hard working or appreciate the little things as much. It can be a big difference.
There is no evidence that being given opportunities makes someone lazy, no matter how much you'd like to believe it.