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RE: Ritz on why Americans aren't going sub 2:10 and on Des Linden's comments about him joining Hansons team

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Her best finish in 2011 was due to the lack of stud American females as opposed to today with Molly, Jordan, Amy, etc...who'd be running a lot better when they are healthy. Goucher was overrated and still 2 minutes that day in 2011.
Yes, that's why she was 2nd.


Your post is a mess, dude. Yes, the US is deeper now but, no, that isn't why Linden was 2nd. She beat some very good international marathoners including, among others, Dire Tune who had won the race in '08 and Sharon Cherop who won the race the following year. I'm not sure what you are getting at about Goucher. Like her or hate her, she was one of the US's best marathoners at the time, she was healthy, and on that day Linden beat her by over 2 minutes which is a ton at that level.

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