rupp ran 13:10, which is equivalent to 7:40 on the IAAF tables, whereas lagat ran 8:10 2M, which is equivalent to 13:00 or 13:01 5000m or 7:35 3000m. And frankly, I thought that Lagat wanted to go faster before his pacers dropped off and forced him to finish quickly. So, Rupp isn't going to be burning Lagat off by trying a fast pace, and he sure isn't going to be outkicking Lagat. Not now, not this year. Lagat can be beaten this year by Wheating, an in shape Webb, and possibly by Solinsky, but Rupp isn't there yet and maybe never will be.