1. I'm a huge Bairu fan, and was surprised with the way things happened on Sunday.
1.1. Huge respect for gutting out the closing miles. He went from running ~4:55s to running slower than 7-minute miles. Anyone who has blown up in the marathon understands what a death march that is. Would have been very easy for him to step off the course once the wheels fell off, and he didn't.
2. The good news is that his marathon training will serve him very well as he looks for redemption in just crushing the 10,000 this year. He can certainly go 27:0x and there's no reason 26:5x couldn't be in the cards.
3. Who knows - maybe he'll find space for a half marathon, a distance where he could reasonably be expected to take the Canadian record.