If Shalane has the confidence to race to her strength, she will win in Rio. She has proven her fitness level over the past 2 months.
SHE NEEDS TO RACE THE SAME WAY.
If she buries herself in the front pack for the first half of the race, she will lose. She needs to race in the same fashion as she has over the last 2 months. Changing her game will not produce success as she has not been a proven finisher. Go to the front and bury the field like she did to Amy over the past 2 months.
Shalane, Please race with your heart. Be confident in your fitness and take it to the world.