Bekele will go out in 60:12 with Farah on his shoulder and this board will melt down.
Did you read the quote from Hermans?
“He did not have perfect preparation, was a bit sick last week, but we will see what he can do.”
Sounds like a high likelihood of a DNF if not an outright DNS….Chance he wins is 0% and I say no better than even chance he finishes in the top 10 if he makes it to the starting line and then the finish line.
He wins and couch potato and 90 percent of letsrun goes home devastated!
A bit of unvoluntary taper isn't necessarily a bad thing.
But he's over the hill. It's not gonna happen.
Hope I'm wrong though.
This is why i can’t stand Jos Hermens. This is the same guy who brings his athlete into the race knowing he is underprepared (for example, Amsterdam a few years ago), then calls out his own athlete in public when he unsurprisingly DNF’s.
It would indeed melt down, or at least go home devestated.
But we all know that neither of the two will run the first half in 60:12.
Having said that, I could see Bekele win in 2:04. Emphasis on "could".
Yes, there are many examples of athletes who get sick or back off due to a niggle, and fear that they are not going to go well, when they end up doing quite well.
I think Jos could be tempering the pressure a little with what he said rather than setting up Bekele for failure.....but who knows.
Nope. Not falling for this again. Fat Kenny on full display at GNR.
Expect great things.
I have him sixth with the withdrawals. Not possible that he beats all of the five above him
That means he's good to go.
When he says he's in world record shape and had his best buildup ever that's when he's a guaranteed DNF
How much money has that pimp (negative connotation here) Hermens stole from Bekele?
These agents of pro runners always creep me out. Same with real estate agents here in the States. Money thieves from innocent and naive people.
Getting his money back for breaking records himself back in the day
Last time he said that Bekele came 2 sec short from a slow start
He would run faster if he quit using Nike shoes.
Can he run a 2:01:08!!! Can he do it?
Banana Bread would rise from the dead
Going to say at the press conference that training has "gone well"
Walks off course just after half way mark. Collects the appearance fee .Don't get too excited boys. Lets Run goes home devastated.