We started with one question, “Do you have the talent level to win an Olympic/World medal?” If not, you aren’t winning this race.
Using that criteria, we cut the field in half (minus the rabbit) to six. Three who already have medals — Centrowitz, Willis and Lagat — and three who very well could have them in the years to come — Lalang, Cheserek and Jager.
Forgetting someone? Now some will say this is pendantic, but my real point here is the quality of the field. Four medalists, three Olympic silvers between them.