Rupp is apparently extremely fit and will race to win, meaning he will avoid pacing duties for Solinsky. Rupp's win will also send a message to Solinsky. Rupp for the win, Solinsky qualifies 2nd, but is it Nelson or Curtis for 3rd?
RE: Men's USATF 10,000M - Rupp over Solinsky, but who gets 3rd?6/21/2011 11:22AM - in reply to Boner
Rupp and Sol are 'declared' for both the 5 and 10 (so are Teg and NElson)...I think Bobby Curtis will hold on for 3rd in the 10000. He ran a good road 10k a few months ago and he won't be thinking about running the 5000 the following night
RE: Men's USATF 10,000M - Rupp over Solinsky, but who gets 3rd?6/21/2011 11:33AM - in reply to 26mi235
Assuming Solinsky's fitness is equally as good as Rupps. Regardless of who leads the pace will be fast enough to separate the men from the boys, leaving just 4 or 5 over the remaining 2K or so. Having slightly less speed than Solinsky, Rupp will not likely wait until last 800M to move, but instead will probably go much earlier...
RE: Men's USATF 10,000M - Rupp over Solinsky, but who gets 3rd?6/21/2011 1:13PM - in reply to Boner
Even with his statement about lacing them up to win, I could see Solinsky running as easy as possible to get third and sure up a spot on the WC team and then going for it in the 5000 the next day. If he then gets a spot in the 5000 he would give up his 10,000 spot to the the 4th place finisher. Maybe he runs the first two laps hard to put a scare in Rupp and then drops back.
RE: Men's USATF 10,000M - Rupp over Solinsky, but who gets 3rd?6/21/2011 1:42PM - in reply to Boner
of course the grass pollen counts were extremely high today. if the counts are high for the 10,000, Salazar is petitioning USATF to allow Galen to compete via treadmill proxy. if this goes through, be prepared to see a holographic Galen on the track.