Broe, Webb, and Dan Brown are our only home grown distance studs. The rest are imports. I like what Salazar is trying to do in Oregon, but still we lag at 800 and 1500 meters, Johnny Gray and Bobby Kennedy types seem to be a dying breed. Anyday of the week Kenya and other countries can trot out 5-10 truly world class competitors at each of these distances from 800 and above. We can only really get one and I don’t think we have the people to go under 1:45 for 800 yet. The blame for this is on several different levels.
2. Too many races while still young (burnout).
I got a 4th but cannot post it here for ethicals reasons. It has to do with what Pre and Shorter used to do in the spare time.