Fifth finisher if not higher will be Shifera Tamru. More later.
My ranking from five months ago follows:
17th man is Shifera Tamru, down from 14 because his lack of participation this year while 3 ranked below him improved their records. Here is my profile from my ranking thread more than a year ago:
16th man is my surprise of the twenty: Shifera Tamru. Why? One of only two to break 2.05.30 twice during these last ten months on courses eligible for records [Legese the other]. More in a minute.
Fifth in Dubai in 2.05.18, second in Daegu in 2.06.21, won JTBC Seoul in 2.05.29. Ranked 44 with no d.o.b. on his IAAF profile, but only his second year of marathoning. Like Tigist, like to see them test themselves in a major.