For the record, on the podcast, I said I thought Kiplimo would win the 3000. I'm going to take that back. He's more of a 10k guy who is also good at 5k. At 3k, I'm going to have to go with the 1500 guy that had the lead last in the 5000 at worlds last year even though my heart says to pick the distance runner.
Our preview is here:
***********1st post by Good runs.
Who you got? I do think Jakob wins this one by a nose...7:28?
From the DL site, translated from Italian:
JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN, WHO RACES WITH CRIPPA
Impossible to stop Jakob Ingebrigtsen's rise: Pietro Mennea will turn twenty two days after the Golden Gala but is already among the great ones, to the sound of European records. The latest, that of the 1500s in Monte Carlo (3: 28.68) on the eve of August 15th. The Norwegian prodigy, two-time European champion in Berlin 2018, competes in Rome on the 3000 in search of clear progress over a distance he has not attended for three seasons outdoors. With him, his big brother Filip, the Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo, the Australian trio formed by Stewart McSweyn, Ryan Gregson and Matthew Ramsden, but above all the blue who is rewriting the laws of the Italian middle distance: after the dream evening in Ostrava Yeman Crippa (Fiamme Oro) will try in Rome to get as close as possible to the Italian record of Gennaro Di Napoli's 3000 (7: 39.54 in 1996), if not even to beat him.