Fannin, this thread is hilarious.
"True is in great shape and training like a beast for this race."
Maybe he is in great shape, but he is not training like a beast "for this race". He's training for the track season. Gate River is a rust buster/warmup race for him, as it is for most of the elites that are attending.
Your constant Facebook posts suggest that Gate River is just one notch below the Olympics on the importance scale. It's just another big road race. Nobody is peaking for it, it's just an early season fitness test. Yes the field is great, but it's not hard to convince someone to take a "free" trip to Florida in March. It's a stepping stone to Mt Sac and the Stanford meets, or else a spring marathon.