So, which of these Americans that didn't push the pace(regardless if Hall said anything) and bring the East Africans with them would have won the race?
You act like they allowed Med to win instead of themselves.
Whether the story of Hall telling the other Americans to not push the pace is true or not doesn't matter. But it is true that if they would have pushed the pace the East Africans would have followed and almost certainly caught Meb.
Congrats to Meb on a gutsy race.
It's gutsy to go out in 2:10-2:11 pace and run away from the field and when other guys start to push to catch you they slow down because Ryan Hall told them to slow up?
The whole story is incredulous. I'm amazed runners are buying it as this cookie cutter uplifting tale of heroics and guts.