1) American runners have no cajones. No one went with Karoki. Curtis, Nelson, Tegenkamp did not make any moves when Karoki broke away from that mediocre pace. Karoki looked back and probably thought, "Seriously? No one is going with me?" Chris Thompson could have gotten the UK record if he would have gone with Karoki.
2) The above made me realize that with this attitude, Americans will never catch up with the East Africans. American runners have to stop rubbing their gashes and step up to the pace.
3) Props to Curtis for at least keeping the same pace when Solinsky dropped at 5k. The pace most likely would have slowed down and most runners would have finished above 27:40.
4) C'mon Solinsky?! Seriously? I expected you to at least pace a mile after 5k. I know it was probably just a training run for you, but your pacing could have been better. You were 4 seconds off targeted 5k pace.
5) Even though Solinsky was running a mediocre pace, he looked like he was jogging the damn thing. We should be expecting great things from him in the upcoming months.
6) Honestly at this point, it seems Lagat is still our only hope to a WC medal. He seriously wants to run 12:49, setting his goals to the top runners in the world. Like he said, 12:51 isn't going to cut it. How are Americans supposed to medal when they can't stay with an unknown Kenyan?
Just had to get that off my chest. That race just made me lose hope on our American distance runners.