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RE: Wait, why is Kirui not the favorite?
Kirui is the favorite, I don't think anyone would dispute that.
I for one am more interested in reading about Rupp, whom I've been following since 2008 (I was on letsrun for the inception of the 'Rupp-certified meme :) ). that's very much a reflection of American priorities. Frankly i find getting to know the Kenyan athletes a little difficult. First, language barriers. Second, this is of course a rough generalization but they boast like crazy at the pre-race events. They say 'I'm in the best shape of my life', and then something goes wrong and they say 'oh well my ankle was bothering me.' At this point, I tune such things out.
As the Brojos noted, however, it still makes sense to favor the field over Kirui.
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