Take a look at the IAAF tables - Ryan's performance is third in US long distance running 2011, behind Rupp (1) and Lagat (2). And only 3 points behind Lagat. I thought he had a chance, but Mosop was way better than I expected. Korir and the other guys also ran really better than one might have expected. I still think Ryan Hall is awesome. Nowadays the competetion on the roads is just really crazy. I dont know about his racing tactics. I feel like he should either completely not go with a 2:04 pace (of course the problem would be that he had no pacers) or hang on for longer than the half, like till 30k. He will have to improve ~2 minutes to get in contention. Perhaps he should get a half in 61 minutes, but now he will probably not have time for that.