Seriously, anyone who thinks Rupp won't blow away the field in Chicago needs to get their HEAD CHECKED! Let's look at the contenders:
Dennis Kimetto: Woah dude, nice PR....uh, yeah from THREE YEARS AGO! What's he done since then? Goes home DEVESTATED in London 2015 and can't even make it to the start line since then. Even if by some miracle he makes it halfway through with the leaders, he'll quickly be dropped due to a "knee injury" and blow up, finishing 5 minutes behind or just DNF'ing.
Stanley Biwott: The guy has run some FAST times, but what happened last year when he tried to hang with Rupp at the Olympics? Oh, my tummy hurts, I just can't go on.... And what's he done since then? LOLOLOL besides doesn't he have connections with Jemima Sumgong? Dude was probably doped TO THE GILLS when he ran that 2:03 anyway, then had to back off the sauce once she was busted.
Feyisa Lilesa: Sure, he beat Rupp at the Olympics last year, but then he BOMBS at London with a TWO FOURTEEN! You guys think Rupp's 2:09 at Boston in 75 degrees was slow? Well what do you call a 2:14 in pancake flat London in 55 degrees? Besides, even if he rebounds and is in contention, he'll probably blow it at the end by walking across the line making an X with his arms.
Abel Kirui: I'd say this is Rupp's most formidable opponent, but come on, Kirui ain't getting any younger. Dude was basically doing ZERO between Olympics 2012 and Chicago 2016. Besides, even if it comes down to a sprint finish like last year, my money's on the 26:44 10K guy.
Sissay Lemma? Ezekiel Chebii? LOLOL who the f**k are these guys? Just some random 2:05/2:06 guys that probably can't even run sub 2:10 without pacers.
Bernard Kipyego: He's had some good races in the past, but looks like he's done ZERO in the last two years. He'll be a total NON-FACTOR.
What's that? There's a 2:08 Japanese guy in the field? Oh sh*t I'm sure Rupp is shaking in his boots! LOLOLOL why is when these 2:08 Japanese guys land on US soil they suddenly lose their ability to run even 2:11?
I'm sure one or two of these guys will be able to stick with Rupp until the final miles. That is until Rupp DROPS THE HAMMER and leaves these badass sub 2:05 guys in the dust, then parades towards the finish line yelling GOBBLE GOBBLE MF'ERS!!!!
What will be the finishing time? LOLOL who gives a sh*t?!?! I'm sure you Rupp haters will cry foul when he wins in "only" a 2:09 or whatever and how there are so many faster runners out there. Uh, ok, well then why can't these 2:05/2:04/2:03/2:02 guys in the field beat him? Cause Rupp don't give a f*ck about sitting behind pacers for 30K just to put a pretty PR on his resume. Dude is out there to WIN!!!