Strong field, last year Boston CR dropped from 2:07's to 2:05's skipping the 2:06's with an honest effort. Put in a big tail wind and IRC and guess another minute or so drop? Logical, not Genius. With the Pace Rabbit (Hall) even more ideal!
My confusion is what this point to point course with huge tail wind does to comparison of courses? Is Boston now the official fastest course of the Majors when it used to be slowest?
Is Hall really a 2:04 marathoner?
Just don't know how to grasp today's Mother Nature assisted performances.
Sure, Boston is the fastest course ... in PERFECT conditions. Take away that huge tailwind and it becomes a much more difficult course and a lot slower. So no, on the majority of days, it isn't the fastest course in the world.
Ryan Hall is not a 2:04 marathoner, but he is clearly in kick ass shape and at least as good as he has been in the past so all the people who have been saying he's done and would DNF this race have clearly been proven wrong.
And about JK, he is a freaking genius, hands down. Of course in hindsight his prediction seems obvious to you, but I don't thin ANYONE would have looked at weather.com, seen the weather forecast, and thought to themselves, wow they could run the world record tomorrow. You may think, great, ideal weather conditions, a nice tail wind, this is going to help it be a fast race. But no one would have even mentioned the possibility of a WORLD RECORD ON THE BOSTON course since it's traditionally slow. That kind of insight took something special, so stop picking apart his quote and give them man his props. He's definitely a hell of a lot smarter than any of you.