You know they are going to hit it fast, and not allow Rupp to hang around. They will probably go out at 2:08 and just keep turning the screw until Rupp is dropped.
They are going to hit it fast, and go out at 2:08? Isn't that contradictory? On second thought, I guess a 64 minute first half at Boston and then just a 63 or 64 minute second half would be a helluva race.
And, all of Rupp's marathons it has either been him turning the screws and dropping folks (Chicago), or he hangs on while the screws get tightened and places well (Boston, Olympics).