Wang Chung wrote:
You have to admire what she did for Shalane. But without that support It seems obvious that Shalane would have been caught by Goucher and may not even have finished the race. Like it or loathe it Cragg's behaviour prevented Goucher from making the team for Rio
Hmm, I guess you didn't see Desi who finished second? She was averaging 10 seconds a mile faster than the top five. Kara was the same pace as the two leaders and slowing.
Kara didn't have a chance in hell of catching anybody. Given her post race interview, she threw in the towel at 22 miles in her words.
Shalane is a tough and has a proven herself over and over again. Kara showed an interesting side of her post race interview. She dialoged a way over analyzed race prep and tactic. She clearly missed the obvious, Shalene is a front runner, her training partner was on the same page and at the same fitness level, they would naturally work together.( maybe Kara forgets how she Shalane did the same thing in London) Desi likes to charge in back half of the race and does so successfully ( maybe waited a little to late when the leaders made a break)
Kara is late stage career athlete that needs to relax a little and just go with the flow, today might have a had different result and nothing to do with Cragg.