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RE: Official 2017 Chicago Marathon Live Discussion Thread

Hunh? wrote:

[quote]scorpion_runner wrote:

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]
Dibaba had "company" for 30k, not help. She led practically from the start. The other girls sat behind her almost the whole time until they cratered, which actually has the opposite effects of pacing. I think she would have run under 2:17 with help from decent female pacers until halfway.

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