I know that, but the Chicago CR is 2:03:45 and the WR is 2:03:23. It's tough to imagine that he believes he can run faster than the former and not threaten the latter. Maybe the idea is to do break the Chicago CR and then go for the WR with a huge payday or maybe he thinks the WR might be even lower when Chicago rolls around (since Berlin is earlier) and he doesn't want to commit to anything.
RunWild wrote:DontFeedTheTroll wrote:Because unlike Track, marathon courses can differ in difficulty and in the grand scheme of things, the WR doesn't mean that was the best marathon ever ran.Marcar wrote:Why not the WR? It's not like the WR is that much faster then the Chicago CR.
He says he's going for the course record.
Still, the man obviously doesn't lack for ambition.