Because Dibaba solo'd in chicago!
please stop with the excuses.
Dibaba ran great, and she had company for > 30k which is how far pace makers typically go. I bet she would have run 2:17s if she ran a more measured race.
No excuses were made for Rupp, just stating the facts.
btw - have you ever actually run a marathon? Do you know how good it feels to neg split, PB, hammer the competition and win a race? Acknowledge that, or you're just yet another boring Rupp hater who refutes facts as fake news.[/quote]
I race and run for time. Always looking to get faster. I don't are about the wins. That's just me, which is why I will never be a cheater. That is the type of elite runner that I would be. WR and AR matter more to me. just saying.
tons of people have won chicago,, berlin, etc ....but only a few have run sub 2:04, bro.
Ryan hall is a legend, and never won a major marathon. But he ran 2;04, 2:06 and I believe 2:08. and he holds the american record for HM