Stop acting like this was a super slow race that played into Hassan's hands. 14:36 in this heat/humidity is probably worth 14:10-14:15 in ideal weather. Hassan is just better than everyone else, hands down. She would have spanked Obiri in the 5k in Doha if she had ran it.
Also in February while Hassan was getting 3rd in a 8:30's 3k, Tsegay set the iWR in the 1500m (3:53). It's clear Tsegay peaked early. I knew she wasn't going to be able to carry this form all the way to the games.
This was Hassan's easiest race. Kipyegon will be harder, but she gets a rest day, semi, and another rest day for the 1500m final. I don't think she can beat a fresh Gidey though.
that;s a bit misleading...they were on 15 flat pace until the surges at the very end started. 3 min per k is a pretty slow pace, and that let Hassan win it easily once the push started.