it's crazy to me that anyone on this board truly believes that K. Bekele couldn't run a faster half marathon than Geb.
He's run faster than gebresalassie at pretty much every distance, holds world records, and basically just ran the marathon world record.
I would argue that Kenny could probably have gotten close to breaking 58 minutes back near when he ran 26:17 if he trained for it. tadese never really beat bekele in track, and didn't run faster in the marathon OR 10k, so......
I'm not being belligerent, just actually want to know if people posting here think Bekele couldn't have run faster at the half than Geb. it's pretty much a meaningless race distance too, fwiw
to me it's like saying,
" Yeah, I totally acknowledge that bekele has the world record 5k, and the world record 10k, but he definitely could have beaten geb in the 8k, because, well, geb ran a fast 8k once."