Friday, October 29, 2010


Quote Of The Day from Let's Run
"I have a lot of respect for him, but he never faces anyone. He doesn't like to face other strong athletes. When he does, he has trouble."
- Federico Rosa, Sammy Wanjiru's manager, on Haile Gebrselassie in the marathon. Geb will be running NYC next Sunday in a non time-trial type of race.

How can he say this?


Jerry Greenlaw said...

It is probably because Haile is known for dodging competition (the big names that come to the US like wanjiru,lel,rono,merga... The last Olympic Marathon..) and has just done dubai and berlin to try and run fast set up time trial races. I love haile and don't necessarily agree with the quote, but his criticizers use this argument.

Charlie Ban said...

Federico Rosa, you can kiss my ass

Charlie Ban said...

Upon further reflection, I agree with Rosa. Geb dodges conflicts like Bill Clinton during Vietnam