steeple analyst wrote:
NJ Possible wrote:
Shame about the fall but incredible to see him at the world-class shape he's in. A world champ gold would be incredible to see -- can he do it?
Yes he can.
He can do it, IF he runs hard from the gun like today. Today's race plan is what he should do, going at sub-8 pace from the first step. He absolutely needs real separation from Kemboi and Birech at the bell. And he can get it.
(He knows he has 7:56 ability, probably 7:55 peaked in Beijing. It won't be any hotter in Beijing than it was today so no slowdown due to heat.)
However, if he gives any quarter and the Kenyans are with him at the bell, it's curtains.
Dude he was runnin 7:56 at the worse today ahd he not fallen. It was 85 degrees. Better weather and he could get the World record.