Foot Locker (now East Bay) can solidify its position as "the" individual national championship by turning the team championships into qualifiers for its meet. I explain how. (Originally published at Runner's Tribe on Dec 13, 2009)
We often assume the greatest today is the greatest of all time, because of what I call the Bias of Now. But a better way to think of the greatest of all time is whether or not you can have an "era" of distance running named after you.
By my count, there are 12 arguments people make when debating runners' seasons and/or careers. (And 3 troll arguments that are entirely predictable.) A good message board thread will usually have all of these come up at some point.