I have decent pr's Ron, but no one knows crap as it's all a guessing game.
John Treacy ran a heat of the 10,000 on August 3rd 1984 in 28:18.
He ran the final on August 6th and took 9th in 28:28.
On August 12th, 6 days later, he ran the first marathon of his life and took the silver in 2:09:56.
All of this after just turning 27. Yes, I know John, but I'm not biased at all as facts are facts and I'm not even getting into his WCC victories.
Rupp may win, drop out, or may just not be feeling his Cheerios that day as it's 26 miles, not 100 meters.
Rupp is a talent and if I was forced to bet, I'd say he will make the top 3 and with the money on the line, he'd want the victory as well....but it isn't that easy fellas. And if he craps out, I surely wouldn't count him out as a marathoner as others have done the same thing the first time out and turned it around rather quickly.
anyone who can run a 3:50 mile is definitely going to have a very hard time the last 30 minutes of a marathon. Miler legs are different than marathoner legs.
Let's don't let facts get in the way of a good argument.
Eliud Kipchoge mile pb: 3:50.40.
That doesn't mean it's rare to have range from the mile to marathon, but it does exist. The difference is Kipchgoe was running 3:50 in the mile at age 19. The thing I've never understood about Rupp is he's a guy that couldn't break 4:00 for years.