Bingo. And Rupp has shown continual improvement from HS on.
Not to mention that Rupp ran that race long before his 26:48 10,000m. Obviously, he's in some serious shape right now. I dont' think any American can hang with him -- IF he does run it.
Galen being clumsy and causing a fall because of wearing a stupid mask makes you think he is more of a threat? The only threat I see is him causing another fall and several runners going down and getting hurt.
I think this shows that rupp is an even bigger threat at the trials than we thought
Hall sucks, get over it. He'll never win a big one; he just doesn't have the speed to hang at the end. Galen actually has the speed and is the only American man currently running that appears to have any possibility of winning any major marathon in the remainder of his career. Yes, Hall is more proven, and yes, Hall is still the favorite in the trials, but you have to keep in mind that he hasn't run faster than 2:08:42 on a non-aided course in nearly FOUR YEARS. Based on Hall's current slower half marathons and his consistent marathon performances over the past four years (other than on an aided and unrecognized course), he was arguably more fit 4-5 years ago than he is now. Galen, whose 60:30 is much better than anything Hall has run recently, and whose 26:48 is a performance that Hall has never and will never match at any distance, is obviously more fit. If he can run a similar performance in the marathon that he has in the past year at 10k and half marathon, he is more than capable of beating Hall, who has not proven himself to be faster than a ~2:09 guy lately on unaided courses(ie, completely unimportant internationally). Galen probably won't go all out and Hall will probably win while Galen settles for 2nd or 3rd, but if Galen makes the push to focus on the marathon completely, Hall has NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER.
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Are all of you people out of your friggin minds? Or is this a coordinated troll conspiracy?
Rupp is very good. He may do very well.
Hall is far and away the best American marathoner of all time.
And it is unanimous that Rupp is the overwhelming favorite? Hall really doesn't stand a chance?
Perhaps it is not Rupp's capabilities that are being forgotten so easily.
Well, anyway, troll away lads.