runderun wrote:I'd be surprised if any of those were competing for medals in a race with Chep, Kiplimo, Kipruto, Kejelcha, Farah, Kandie, and maybe Kamworor. I guess someone might have a breakthrough but I wouldn't even bet on Karoki or Yator making the Kenyan team
Don't forget triple bronze medalist Paul Tanui if he can get back in shape. That man knows how to run up front with guts and no fear of speed. And double silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel was still a world class road 5 and 10K two years ago, also he had the world best for 10K on track one year, but failed at Worlds later the same summer.
Anyway and that said, I'd be surprised if the Tokyo Olympics happens at all - but maybe that's for the best - maybe then someone somewhere somehow could set up a (by all means inagural) 10K with ALL the best ranked runners in the world - i.e without the three-per-national-team rule.
Valencia - do you hear me? Twentyfive men! Twentyfive laps! Twentyfive minutes?