The guy has tried in only a single race this year and ran a 23:00 closing in an 8:18 last 3k. Judging by that finish this guy could hold onto a late drive by the Oregon phenom. To those that cite his loss at Mid Atlantic, it wasn't any thing at all. I was at the meet and he started off extremely slow, was running with his teammates for most of the race, and was visibly talking to Tom Awad for the race's majority. His loss is no different than the one that Edward endured. He will be fresh and ready to battle. I think he could take a fast pace and his kick at Washington shows he can run a slow and tactical race as well. I don't think he will beat Cheserek but I think it will a close legendary race, not the blow out that most people have predicted. Korolev has wasted himself by his unnecessary victory at West regions. I would not be surprised if he doesn't finish in the top 10. I would not be surprised if Tiernan pulls the upset.