I can't decide if he would run faster or slower if he wasn't such a flogger.
Bob Dobbs wrote:
That was one mano-a-mano battle for the last 14K or so. And Kawauchi was wearing his trademark grimace the whole time. He looked like he was in labor. Yet he managed to surge ahead at all the fluid stops and up all the hills.
Even with about 6 or 7K left, I'd have bet anything that Nakamoto would run away from him at any moment, but somehow . . .
And this time he even stayed on his feet after finishing.
Just goes to show that his "trademark grimace" is just an act.