Facts, Not Fiction

 
Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 72
  1. Collapse Details
     
    #61
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    202
    Rudisha was the gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics but at the trials he almost did not qualify. He struggled to finish 3rd, gritting all his teeth so hard that he might have had to see a dentist after the race.

    Bernard Lagat was the top Kenyan miler when he was in his prime. Even he described the trepidation he felt when attending Kenyan trials. He would literally shake in his shoes because every time there were half a dozen other milers capable of running 3:34 at altitude.

    Make the slightest tactical error and you are toast, finishing 4th behind a runner few people have heard heard of.
    Last edited by mungo man; 08-22-2019 at 09:04 PM.
    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
     
    #62
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    234
    One of the pleasures of being on this site is the freedom of armchair quarterbacking. Ches is constrained by the real world, his perception of it, and trying to maximize his career in this most perfect of sports. Making a Kenyan distance team, even in a relatively down year, will never be easy. I am sure that he and his advisors have thought about this a lot. Maybe we should let them make the decisions for his career.
    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
     
    #63
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ???? ???? in Ronald MacDonald's Home Town, and once a Duck always a Duck.
    Posts
    12,116
    Cheserek is engaged.....curious what it does for his residence status....

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jgault13/...836672/photo/1
    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
     
    #64
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    62,053
    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Cheserek is engaged.....curious what it does for his residence status...
    Unless she has U.S. citizenship of which evidence seems not to be public knowledge, not a thing.
    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
     
    #65
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2,693
    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Cheserek is engaged.....curious what it does for his residence status....

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jgault13/...836672/photo/1
    She grew up in Kenya and just completed her last year of NCAA eligibility this past spring (running for Kansas), so she's probably at an earlier stage on the path to US citizenship than Cheserek is, if she's even pursuing that path.

    At this point, it's close to impossible for him to get US citizenship in time for the 2024 Olympic trials. If he ever becomes a US Olympian, it's not happening until 2028 or 2032.
    Last edited by 18.99s; 12-11-2019 at 01:33 AM.
    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
     
    #66
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ???? ???? in Ronald MacDonald's Home Town, and once a Duck always a Duck.
    Posts
    12,116
    It's not even clear how long he can stay in the country...let alone get citizenship...
    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
     
    #67
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    8,811
    The NB Boston announcers just said Cheserek will be running for Kenya. Maybe I missed it posted on the front page but found this article from sports illustrated confirming it.
    https://www.si.com/olympics/2020/01/...rack-and-field
    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
     
    #68
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Rohe o Te Whanau a Apanui
    Posts
    6,629
    I wonder what event he will try for Tokyo 2020. He certainly has his work cut out to make the Kenyan team
    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
     
    #69
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2,693
    Quote Originally Posted by ATK View Post
    The NB Boston announcers just said Cheserek will be running for Kenya. Maybe I missed it posted on the front page but found this article from sports illustrated confirming it.
    https://www.si.com/olympics/2020/01/...rack-and-field
    "Chooses to run for Kenya"? He doesn't have any choice but Kenya this year.
    Reply With Quote
     

  10. Collapse Details
     
    #70
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Right next to a Gator filled pond
    Posts
    4,901
    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    "Chooses to run for Kenya"? He doesn't have any choice but Kenya this year.
    Exactly and if he doesn't make an international squad he's still, essentially, a "free agent".
    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •