I just can't trust Bekele. The reason I can't put him on the same level as Kipsang or Kipchoge is he does not have a lot of marathon wins like that they do. He is not consistent, and he gets injured a lot. I just don't know what to expect from him.
Kipsang and Kipchoge are scientific marathon runners, who are masters at their craft. I know what they are going to do in each race that they run, and they don't get injured, and they don't quit.
Lelisa or Ghirmay for the win.
As for the ladies, it's hard to go against Mary. She is the marathon queen. However, Mare is a 2:19 marathoner, and she is a very savvy runner. Also Tirunesh is a 2:20 marathoner, and she has great track speed. However, she is still learning how to run the marathon. In my mind, I want her to win. But I just have a feeling it is going to come down to Mare and Mare. They just have too much intelligence when it comes to running the marathon.