anyone racing Mo Farah in the 5k in Rio is essentially racing for second place. The dude ran basically ran 3:31 and 12:59 in the same week.
no one in the 5000m is even close to that (Lagat was 10 years ago)
If Farah stays healthy and out of trouble, he's the winner. Kamworor better be fit in the 10k, because he ain't gonna out kick Farah
I'm not a Farah fan, but I'm very impressed. He and Rupp and sticking their noses out in races and going for it.
Fast PB's aside, if Farah wins double gold in the olympics, he's probably the best distance runner ever in terms of winning. That'd be 9 out of 10 WC and Oly championships. dude knows how to win, and probably cannot run much faster than his PB's, which is kind of cool he's found a way to make it happen.
too bad he seems like a bellend jerk
Cold Mo wrote:
In that interview after the race where Mo alluded to Hill's comment, Mo was being cheerful, laughing a lot, joking...until he said, "I did this for Ryan Hill." Immediately before and afterwards, Mo was giggling and goofy, but during the few seconds when he was saying that, he sounded ice cold.
I guess that Mo really didn't like that comment. I was surprised; I assumed it would be no big deal to him.