Did I miss something in the past few months? All I know is:
1) He won Boston and Worlds last year, defeating his two most heralded competitors (Rupp and Tola) in those races
2) He was the consensus #1 marathoner (non-Kipchoge division) in 2017
3) No one has talked to him, but it seems he's training well.
Did I miss some 63-minute HM somewhere? Or an injury? Look, I can see why you could be really excited about Rupp. Or really excited about Tola etc. So I'm not saying he needs to be *your* favorite. But he's the favorite on paper, right? Why is no one talking about him that way?