The reason you cant believe it is because he isnt nearly in sub 12:50 shape. I say he would have run around 12:55 today at his absolute best. Gebremeskel closed his last 400 only 2 seconds slower than Rupp while running 12:46!!! Not some slow ass 13:22 race
Wow, just wow. Why are these guys "light years ahead of him"? Because you say so? You do understand that these are two guys that Rupp beat handily at Pre, right? I don't understand why you're so convinced that Rupp couldn't run 12:50? Because he only ran 12:58 at Pre? Almirew ran 13:06 at Pre. Based on what everyone who ran at Pre, and also ran here,ran, I'd say 12:50 is just about right. And those are based on facts, not opinion.
Those guys are light years ahead of him like the Ethiopean Almirew who ran 7:27 3K indoors!! Rupp couldnt touch that time and Almirew finally got the 5K right and it showed big time. Rupp barely broke 13 at Pre, yet you honestly think he's ready to close the last kilometer in 2:26 while running around 12:52 pace? Yeah right, he's currently on par about with Bekele so 12:55 would have been a great race for Rupp if he were in it today.
Halftight88 wrote:He never has major breakout races with huge PRs, but rather improves in small increments every year
Oh okay, well my apologies then bub, guess I forgot that Rupps 8th-12th place finishes at Worlds and the Olympics counts as being at the front of the race
The Insider wrote:
You're right. That 26:48 was just a small improvement. So was the 3:34 he ran earlier this year. You seem to be forgetting the fact that Rupp is ALWAYS right near the front of the race, regardless of the pace.
Cool brah, but please remind me, what place did he get at worlds the week before? Ahh yeah...thought so...bitch tits
ventolin^3 wrote:Halftight88 wrote:He never has major breakout races with huge PRs, but rather improves in small increments every yeardrivel
27'10 -> 26'48
Is there a video of the last few laps?
break it up wrote:
That last lap in the 5000 is amazing to me in that until the last 50 he didn't look like he was sprinting all out. Look at the famous 1971 European 10k and 5k champs where the Finn closed in 53. They were gritting and sprinting from the bell and Rupp was floating until he was passed close to the finish.
BROOOOO wrote:Cool brah, but please remind me, what place did he get at worlds the week before? Ahh yeah...thought so...bitch tits