somebody had to run wrote:
From their performances I would assume that they raced essentially untapered for this. They probably still were close to the best team we could put on the starting line right now.
Or how about the fact that they do all their workouts around a turf field or on the track, minus hills. In ZERO way does that prepare them for what the World XC course was.
So true. However, as mentioned in the broadcast, the US always sends a full team to these championships. Whether it is the B or C team or just up-and-comers, we send junior teams and senior teams. Other than 3 or 4 E. African teams and Japan, I don't think any other country consistently participates like the US.