Dismissive comment in the Marathon News
Comment from the Marathon News:
"One big name missing in London is, (sic) World Record holder Haile Gebrsealassie (sic), but as he only has a ninth and a did not finish from the previous five London's (sic), its (sic) safe to say there is no guarantee on his past London record with this cracking field, (sic) he would have been a factor anyway."
Leaving aside the poor spelling and terrible use of commas and apostrophes, that strikes me as no way to talk about the world's greatest runner, no matter how cheesed off you are with him for not turning up.
Unimpressive effort from the FLM there, if you ask me.
Still, the magazine has a commendably frank article on hyponatremia linked to a moving tribute to poor old David Rogers, and that little booklet about the 1908 marathon is brilliant, so I shouldn't moan too much.
Gebrselassie, however, has spent days standing around at the Marathon expo meeting normal mortals like me, so I don't like to see him sneered at; he ran 2:04:26 recently so don't give us this "wouldn't factor" rubbish.
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