we're all thinking it, so i might as well say it.
3000 meters, jumping over some barriers, stepping over a few more barriers, sometimes landing in a sloped bit of water, sometimes just running for a while. why. why would you do this. I don't care if you're Kenyan, do something useful. Why on earth would you want to be a Steeplechase athlete.
Whilst we're at it, what about all those other contrived athletic disciples that prove nothing at all, like hammer throw, who gives a fuck? If you're the fastest runner or the highest jumper then great, but why devote your life to something so marginal and shitty? That's like me training to be the greatest elastic band flicker. I have a real problem with all this shit and i'm glad its winter