Torres was in my top 5, but then he had to go run into a car in Ireland.
Why? Hall and Ritz are always contenders. Hartmann seems to be able to run hard when it is needed. Never anything crazy fast or with the Kenyans persay, but a strong American. Fernando Cabada and Arciniaga are the dark horses. Cabada knows how to race and has started training with Hudson and the group in Boulder. Arciniaga, not sure what he is up to lately, but I am guessing he is ready.
A 6th, even though you wanted a top 5, would be Mike Sayenko. Just a guess. I didnt include Meb, who is in great shape obviously, but I have to think NYC took too much out of him. I hope this doesnt happen, but I think he will get injuried pre race or fade in the chase pack of the trials because he is too tired.
And a 6th as a guess is Adriana Nelson Pirtea. My guess on the womens actual order...who knows! I could see it becoming a great race. Or one of them (Magda) going out hard and everyone else racing for second.