Is it just coincidence or something more? An Olympic year, and Rupp runs a fabulously easy looking half and it seems he could run the marathon trials. Then...
Ryan Hall retires
Matt Tegenkamp retires
Abdi Scratches from marathon trials
These are all Olympic marathon contenders, although arguably not favorites anymore certainly contenders. An Olympic year and they are dropping out just before?
Puskedra looks great coming in, and you have Meb and Ritz sure to offer a fight, Estrada too. Now enter RUPP. The nail in the coffin?