Muhammad and her coach, Lawrence Johnson, explain that they went into this season going for the WR and Johnson says he thinks she could have run 51.6 or 51.7 if she had "ran the perfect race."
Sang, Kipchoge's lifelong coach, says he didn't sleep well for three days before the Berlin race as he worried if he had done right by Kipchoge.
Not a bad idea, FloJo's highly questionable mark would only be the WR for 1980-1989.
Claye talks about how he hates to lose to Christian Taylor, his music career and today's WR attempt.
67-year-old Brent Weigner ran the Madagascar Marathon to bring his count up to 133 countries. He certainly has an interesting running resume which includes finishes on every continent and even creating his own marathon in a country that didn't have one.
Also in the field is Dibaba's younger sister Anna and 2014 world indoor silver medalist Axumawit Embaye. There will be good 800 fields as well with Adam Kszczot, Erik Sowinski, Marcin Lewandowski and Mark English in the men's race and World champ Maryna Arzamasova and Euro 1500m champ Angelika Cichocka in the women’s.
Sanders started dying in the marathon, but picked up the pace almost 40-seconds a mile in the last 5K to crush the overall Ironman record.
Rio 5th placer Sifan Hassan is also in the field.
In 1986, the Soviet Union's Yuri Sedykh threw 86.74m. Only one other person has ever thrown over 86m.
“The World Record is on my mind after winning the coveted Olympic gold medal. It’s almost two years since someone ran under eight minutes and I feel Brussels is the right place when I am still in top form. I came close to dipping under eight minutes in Birmingham but Brussels will be a good stage to wrap up with my second Diamond League trophy after 2013."
Their headline picture is Almaz Ayana next to the 29:17 clock.
*MB: I'm not watching the Women's 5000 meter final. This is ridiculous
Harrison said the thought of breaking the WR was "the only thing that kept" her going after not making the Olympics.
*Teleconference Quotes With USATF Harrison says next year she wants to switch to the 400H and possibly do the 100H/400H double at Worlds.
At 4K, Ayana was 5-seconds ahead of Tirnesh Dibaba's WR run, but Dibaba closed way faster when she ran her 14:11.
Kiprop asked for 1:51 through 800 (Hicham El Guerrouj was 1:50.7 when he set the WR).
They were less than a second off the WR at Pre. They'll also face Olympic silver medalist Sofia Assefa, 2015 Diamond Race winner Virginia Nyambura and African champion Hiwot Ayalew.
Kipchoge was 21-seconds faster through the half, but lost a lot of time with a "slow" 14:54 split from 30 to 35K.