You also have to remember that a runner who makes what might in retrospect seem like a bold or even foolish move isn't actively planning to pay the price for it later by having a diminishing effect on their performance (not saying CJA actually did diminish his performance). For example, nobody PLANS to run the first half in 1:07, and the second half in 1:14. But that's kind of the nature of being bold and daring in general; if the odds weren't against you, it wouldn't be daring. The thinking, in my opinion, is more along the lines of: I could play it safe and do something decent and probably not spectacular. Or, I could take a chance on doing something BIG. Maybe 1% of the time it will work to perfection, and another 25% of the time it at least generates some excitement, and the rest of the time it becomes a disaster and I look stupid.
Well, what do you prefer to watch? A bunch of racers who take no chances whatsoever and just run their pace...or a bunch of guys who run with the lead pack no matter what...or a bunch of loonies...or a mix of different strategies? For me, it's the latter. Colin Bennie delivered a strong performance, so I have absolutely no criticism of that. At the same time, CJ Albertson made a bold move, and it sorta coulda worked - cause let's face it, the guys behind him had no idea what they were dealing with, or if he'd come back, or in some cases, even that he was up there. I say bravo to CJA, and Bennie too.