east coast dude wrote:
All you jokers got to be kidding me. GF will follow the slow pace and blow by everyone in the final lap. Nobody has speed in the field except GF. The Fam guy always likes to lead every race, but then blows up at the end. German will be savoring at the mouth when the bell lap comes a round.
GF has never demonstrated true speed, just speed endurance of running the same split for 4 laps. Galen Rupp on the other hand has outkicked in a kickers' race, freaking Andrew Wheating, Garret Heath (WC Indoor 1500m final), etc. Has GF ever outkicked a sub-13/sub-27 shape runner off a 3000m WC team? Last time I saw him run he couldn't outkick Standford runners or even all his own team members in the same pack.