Howdy, I hope everybody had a splendid offseason, I know I did. But Indoor is just around the corner so be smart with your return to running!
Anyway, I’ve decided to make some lists of the best/worst of 2011 in the running world (inspired by Pitchfork, not Flotrack).
Today is the first list, the (probably offensive) list of the top 5 WHAT THE F#CK? moments of 2011. Let me clarify that this isn’t a “whoa that was impressive, wtf” type wtf, this is a list of things that genuinely made us shake our heads and go, “Really, Galen? WTF?” Here we go:
5.) The Sammy Wanjiru Fiasco
After Beijing, Wanjiru established himself as the best marathoner in the world, winning both London and Chicago. In 2010 Wanjiru ran into legal troubles when he was accused for threatening to kill his wife and possessing an AK-47. It was all downhill from there for the star marathoner and he fell off a balcony in an apparent suicide in May of 2011. No jokes will be thrown into this one, it was truly a sad loss for our sport. RIP Sammy, we’ll always remember your bold as hell race in Beijing.
4.) Stember Runs 19:30 for 5k after making huge deal about sub 18
After making a big deal about raising money for some charity if he broke 18 in a 5k, Stember, former sub 4 miler, completely shit the bed and ran 19:30. He wouldn’t make the Fayetteville Manlius girls XC Squad. For his sake I sure hope he’s enjoying all the beer he must have had to get so pathetically out of shape. WTF man?
3.) Galen Rupp’s Pollen Mask
The obvious highlight of last years USA Track and Field Championships was Galen Rupp’s Pollen Mask, created specially for people who are sensitive to breathing in air. Most of the country already sees our sport as a joke, thanks for continuing to give them something to laugh at Peter Pan.
2.) Kim Kardashian’s Wedding
17.9 million dollars for a wedding that lasted less than a semester of college. Shame on you.
1.) The University of Oregon
A.) LV LEAVES
B.) CENTRO LEAVES
C.) Vin Lannana Rumors?
D.) THE MEN DUCKS DON’T QUALIFY FOR NATS
E.) JORDAN HASAY OUTKICKED..AGAIN
Damn, ducks, 2011 was not your year. Dunbar will be a much needed asset, he’s a good dude, so hopefully he can turn things around for you.
Adam Goucher Retires- Wait didn’t that already happen a while ago?
Vig. Retires- Will we ever know that story?
German F. Puts Together a Successful XC Season- Finally!
Riley Masters Transfers to Worst State in the Country (Tied with Ohio of course)
I’ll try and make the next one nicer. But hey, ya know what they say in ebonics, “If you ain’t being hated on, you ain’t doing sh*t”