By nice conditions you mean what exactly?It was very windy, Maton had to face the wind in front on 2/4 laps due to lose touch with the lead group, and on the final lap moving past who was ahead of him on lap 3.To be honest I was really surprised he did it.I will give you did have folks in front of him, though not always he could draft behind. And the race was certainly not tactical so that helped. But nice conditions? um not really.That all said Grant was clearly better last year at the dream mile. They both seem to be about the same place this year time wise. I'm certainly interested how it turns out.
John Clendon wrote:
The real race is going to be the same style it is every year. EXCEPT MAYBE the Verzbicas sub-4 year.
The race is going to be more tactical than an all out gut fest. It always is. The "HS Rabbits" lead for a while, but they are inexperienced HSers and are never spot on the pace. It'll come down to 600m prowess, and Grant Fisher is the easy favorite.
That Oregon Twilight race was in really nice conditions in the evening with a rabbit (Mac Fleet) plus Jenkins and Geoghegan pulling in the last lap.
I've been on the finish line of that meet way before the Dream mile started in 2010.