All we tend to hear about in this crazy backwater sport are all the drug and corruption problems. Every great performance is just as likely to raise questions as applause (sadly). But there’s one thing you had to give the sport of athletics, we never heard much in the way of other Premier League/Hollywood/Washington DC hi-jinx amongst its athletes, at least publicly, until now.
No sh*t. Multiple time Olympic track champions Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie have clashed in a Don King like pre-fight boxing feud before Sunday’s London Marathon. Except Haile isn’t racing against Mo, Eliud Kipchoge is.
But not to worry. We are still new at this. We’ll get it right soon enough, don’t you fret.
Still, Mo v. Haile is better than nothing. Bad blood, ill will, and stolen money, it’s got all the bases covered except sex. And as in life, you can’t have it all. (more…)