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RE: World and US Women's Rankings are Here: Faith Kipyegon #1 in World, Jenny Simpson #3 Give us your feedback
It depends if one rates tactical ability and performance in the most important races higher than sheer running ability.
Hassan and Muir did not dare to make the WC Final fast (sub4) from the beginning. If they had done this, Kipyegon would probably still have won but Muir and Hassan would probably have been on the podium because neither Semanya nor Simpson would have had much of a kick left at 3:56 pace for 3 laps (or been simply dropped too far behind). Muir was probably not in the top shape of 2016 or early 2017 and Hassan misestimated that she was not among the 3 fastest on the last (half) lap in a race that had begun with moderate pace.
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