You are reporting the following post to the moderators for review and possible removal from the forum

rojo
RE: Holy crap. Yuki Kawauchi had 1 plan for Boston - To break Galen Rupp. That's why he went out in 4:37!!

Skeptical gfghjj wrote:

Sounds like revisionist history to me. Write the story now that the ending is here...


To a small extent, the piece reminds me a little bit of sports writing back in the day where a mythical narrative is assigned to everything. But the beauty is we'll never know. To be honest, I feel like two tough as nails, stockier runners won.

But we'll never know if Kawauchi's fast early pace caused more men to totally hit a wall or not. Yes, virtually all of the elite women - who have higher body fat on average and thus might be warmer - also completely were overcome by the weather in a race where they were barely running from the first step. They were going so so slow and the result was still carnage - the same carnage we saw in the men's race.

So maybe Kawauchi would have won regardless. We'll never know. But then again, the women were out there for nearly a full half hour longer so they had more time to succumb to the conditions.

Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.

If you feel this is urgent or want a reply, email us at [email protected] about the post and please include a link to the thread the post is on and what page number/post on that page it is.