7:55 SC >>>> 12:58 5000
And Rupp isn't in 12:58 shape.
So Rupp could win a jogfest.
Yes if it was a time trial-type race, no if it was tactical. Rupp would outkick him over 400 off a mid-13 pace or higher.
Umm...if he wins GOLD this year and in Rio and breaks the world record, then he's accomplished everything there is to do in the distance.
I think the 3:32 made that pretty clear. The 8:00 makes it nearly certain. I hope Jager hopes in a 5k this year. If he medals this year and next year, it's time to move to 5k. He'll have basically accomplished everything there is to do at that distance.
...and the HJ and the 4X400.
Bad Wigins wrote:
Rupp should be scratched from the WC 5000 and replaced by Jager
They should put him on the 1500 team too.
Except Jager was pulling away, before he fell.
7:57. Evan was 1.9 seconds ahead- The winner was 7:58.83, & mad-sprinted the end. If he maintained the lead, then 7:56.93- But Jager's never shown that fast a sprint.
The 7:55 talk is ignorant. Watch how many seconds exactly to the decimal Evan was ahead when approaching the final barrier- then watch how fast Birech sprinted.