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|Subject: ||RE: Official John Kellogg Is a Genius Thread (He Predicted The 2:03 on Boston)|
No wrote:And about JK, he is a freaking genius, hands down. Of course in hindsight his prediction seems obvious to you, but I don't thin ANYONE would have looked at weather.com, seen the weather forecast, and thought to themselves, wow they could run the world record tomorrow.
I definitely thought that. I'm not trying to brag on myself, at all. I don't think it's much of an extrapolation.
Now if the course record hadn't been smashed without a tailwind last year, I would not have predicted today's result at all.
But if Robert Cheruiyot the Lesser can run a 2:05:52 without a huge tailwind, it doesn't take a genius to surmise that a better field would produce incredible times with today's weather.
There was a thread on this very message board stating something like, "once in a lifetime conditions". Of course I expected some outrageous results.
And when athletes know the conditions are going to be fast, they tend to be a little more aggressive, and the positive feedback loop continues.
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