There's a good point in there but it goes beyond Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers. They should get some press, the history of the sport does matter. Of course, as mentioned there, Meb and the current stars should be getting more press than the legends. One would think that would go without saying.
Where it goes beyond Rodgers and Samuelson is when the current stars aren't even getting as much press as a middle of the pack human interest story. You know, the woman running on one leg or the man who is running a marathon after a double bypass surgery. While those are great stories, why are they getting more press than Meb, Kastor, Hall, or Flanagan, just to name a few of the Americans who deserve more press than they get? This is a sport, right? Why does the press treat it as something other than a sport?