These guys are supposed to be PROFESSIONALS! Sure, a fast 800m finish is cool and exciting, but where are the guys with GUTS?! When I see pro's run in championship races, I want to see GUTS, I want to see someone pour their heart out for a full 10k...not sit and kick 800m. Rant done.
The PBs of the Kenyans are as follows (according to the IAAF Startlist):
- Kamworer: 26:52
- Tanui: 26:49
- Karoki: 26:52
Farah and Rupp's PBs are as follows:
- Farah: 26:46
- Rupp: 26:44
I recall someone mentioning on another thread that the weather in Beijing at the time of the final was 77-79 deg with 61% humidity or something similar.
How fast do you expect these guys to run? Kamworer was within 10 seconds of his PB, Tanui and Karoki were both within 15 seconds of their PB, Farah was within 15 seconds of his PB, and Rupp was within 25 seconds of his PB.
Whatever they managed to run today was likely everything that they had, with very sub-optimal weather likely slowing them down.