El Keniano wrote:
Oh,I'm so happy. Eliud Kipchoge restera le meilleur. Did you hear me? I said Eliud Kipchoge is the ðŸ GOAT ðŸ . All bow down. ðŸ‘ðŸ¿ðŸ™ðŸ¿âœŠðŸ¿ðŸ’ªðŸ¿â˜ðŸ¿ï¸ðŸ‘ðŸ¿ðŸ‡°ðŸ‡ª ðŸ™ŒðŸ¿
As an American fan of distance running, I spent as much time in front of the set this morning talking about what remarkable strength and fantastic form Kipchoge showed. There are many ways for a great runner to win a race; this morning I felt as though we'd been shown one more way. Rather than a big hard move, he just cranked the pace down and down until everybody fell away. And then, alone, he continued to motor on, looking fantastic.
It's no discredit to Rupp to have lost to a man like that--or to Desisa. This was Rupp's SECOND marathon. He's never raced international competition at that distance. Given that fact, and also given the less than ideal weather (95% humidity is nobody's idea of good conditions, although Kipchoge actually insisted that he liked the rain and "cool"), I don't believe that anybody could have expected a better result from Rupp. This really was about as good as he was going to do on a day like this--and he deserves congratulations for that.
I look forward to seeing Rupp and Kipchoge go at it again--in London, perhaps, or Berlin.