Is there a tape of this somewhere?
Canadian supporter wrote:
I don't put him more than 2-3 seconds off Rupp in a 3000 right now
Based on the fact that Rupp beat him by 17 or 18 secs in a 5k a few weeks ago?
This isn't a very smart response.
If you tried to run 13:00 pace with Rupp, you would blow up and struggle to 16-something. Does that mean you are over 3:00 behind Rupp in ability? No.
Levins was forced to run outside of his comfort zone to pace Rupp when the pacemaking team didn't do the job. Levins said as much in an interview. Of course the end result was slower than his ability.