We had 53.7/1:50, but what really set this apart was getting to sub 2:46 and still having plenty left in the tank, rather than having a big slowdown to 1200m.
The alien baby ate up the heart of the lion, but tremendous races all around through tenth. Centro's 3:30.40 is nothing to sniff at; that was actually Makh Daddy's pr from Paris this month until today. Kiprop was either sandbagging or he just started to feel great this week. Obviously, he can break the world record. He was not in this kind of shape a month and a half ago but he always comes around for this race. And with Makh at 3:28.75, does that change people's views on how impressive 2:13.08 was? Congrats to Willis as well. And obviously, Mo Farah is very sharp and came very close to his pr here, but what is notable is that apparently he was leading the chase pack, which he was not doing for much of his 3:28.81 race, I believe, which would mean that this race was a significantly superior performance to that, as he was too far back to draft in this one. Too bad there's no one like Kiprop around in the 3000m, 5000m, and 10000m to push Farah to his limits in time.