Mundus Vult wrote:
Cool Hand Duke wrote:
Hope you realize that there is not one single knowledgeable student of the sport who thinks that Ritz will ever again come close to his current PR let alone 2:06.
If by "knowledgeable student of the sport," you mean only those students who agree with your opinions then you are (certainly) correct.
If, on the other hand, you mean actual students of the sport than I, for one, believe that Ritz will PR in the Marathon before he hangs up his spike. I also think he has a podium finish in a major marathon (2016 Olympics included). Obviously those two goals likely don't happen on the same day but the guy is 33 not 39 and just finished 7th in Boston running the hardest possible way while not in the best shape of his life.
Yep. Despite what the typical LR douchebag says, today's obviously extremely encouraging.
His race here has to be worth at least 2:08-ish on a flat course in good conditions, and he's still really early in his build-back.
If he can stay reasonably healthy for a while, he's got a great shot to be back under 2:09, at least --and you're probably right, a decent shot, in the right race, at a new PR.
A great day for Ritzie. Really nice to see.
Now the question is, which, if any, of the second-stringers will emerge as a favorite for the third spot.
At this point, it still looks WIDE open.