He correctly points out that the sun is the thing to be feared at the the Doha WC marathon starts at 11:59 pm. Plus training with "heat chamber therapy" will get him ready.
The 13.1 distance is a huge advantage for Hawnkins. *Watch it on tv/online
His 10k pb is technically 29:19 even though he split 28:12 in the NYC Half in March.
*59:01 Man Kenneth Kipkemoi Leads Extremely Deep Men's Field With About 40 Sub-63 Minute Runners Brit Callum Hawkins (60:24) is also racing.
Overall: "Blood test giving me answers,problems were there. Shame the selectors don’t give a shit. Congrats to those selected #road2Rio done. I’m out.”
*Athletics Weekly: Brothers Derek And Callum Hawkins On GB Olympic Team Derek's time was more than a minute slower than Overall's 2:11:24 from Berlin, but Derek finished 3rd and Overall DNFed.
Callum guaranteed selection by finishing as the top Brit, but Derek had to wait until the selection committee chose the 3rd spot.
Callum Hawkins' brother Derek was 3rd, but will have to hope for selection by committee as only the top-two automatically make the team.
He ran 2:12:17 for 12th place.
Callum Hawkins won the men's race as sub-2 800 runner Jessica Judd won the junior race.