That's what you call a bad decision. He ranks Salazar's new boy , Suguru Osako, #1 and Osako ran 13:20/27:38 this year.
Larner needs a subjective ranking system as his current system is just stupid. I can think of zero reason for ranking Osako ahead of Kawauchi unless you are trying to gain favor with Nike.
A 2:08:14 is way, way better than a 13:20.