"I'm going to be joining Alberto and Galen up there," said Ritzenhein referring to Portland about 125 miles north of here. "There's only so far you can get on your own." letsrun.com
MY COMMENT: Salzar's athletes have become dominant in the U.S.- Kara Goucher, Amy Yoder-Begley, and Galen Rupp. I've read that Salazar was not open to taking on any additional runners (remember his health problems), so he (or Nike) must have changed his mind with Ritz.
Frank Shorter won 2 Olympic medals "on his own." How far do you need to go?