I take that back. They're all there except Mo. Should be a hell of a race.
pleeeeease do it wrote:
If he wins the 5k today he will have 8 points. Depending on how the rest of the field shakes out he could end up with more points than anyone else. How crazy would that be?
With eight points for a victory, the entire field has a shot to win the Diamond League title, though only the seven men listed above can guarantee the DL title with a win (the rest of the field would need a win and some help).
My concern for the pace is that most of these top guys are not known for their strength.
The funny thing to consider is that Rupp has probably the most incentive of any of them to follow the pacers. He's not in the points race. He has more reason to go for a PR than his competitors even if it means risking a loss. I'd like to see him ask for something like a sub-13 pace that puts him in contention to set a PR with the knowledge that a fast final lap or two would put him in range of the AR. I don't know that Rupp and Salazar will have a say in the pacing here, though, because his PR is not the strongest..
factor deez wrote:
Won't be a factor? His PR is 13:14 soo how could he not be a factor?