@ admin, it was so frustrating watching the leaders lope along while Farah jogged in the very back. "What the fvck are they thinking?" Even if they couldn't see him fall (hear the crowd reaction, look at the jumbo-tron) they needed to shake shit up. Total, utter failure in tactics. I remember watching the Kenyans and Ethiopians jostle and shove and vie for the opportunity to take the lead so they could throw down a surge. Now every dipshit in a pair of Victories is racing for second OR actually thinks they have a chance to kick against a 3:28 guy. Hard to say which more dumb.
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I agree that he could do 55 and that would seal the deal off a couple hard final kilometers. He looked absolutely sublime closing in Berlin.
((Corollary: I think the track backgrounds for Kipchoge and Bekele give them a huge advantage (over the guys who have only raced on the roads) in the closing stages of the marathon. Even if they're not kicking like it's a championship 5k they hold themselves together so well when it's tough. I can't say for sure but I don't think the roadies have that in them like the track guys. I don't remember watching Geb run marathons. How'd he look?
Kipchoge's composure over the final bit in London was amazing.))
Do you think Bekele would race the 10,000m at next years worlds? part of me thinks he would love to bring down Farah in his home stadium....but the other side of me thinks he wants to stay on course with the Marathon and break the WR (and get a WC gold)
If he goes Marathon route, I wonder if it would be then WC london marathon and Berlin again next year and skipping the London spring marathon as can't see him doing 3 in a year
The difference between Mo and Bekele is that Bekele seems to need to dominate running in all aspects. Times. Medals. Surfaces. Competitors.
Bekele cannot be satisfied watching this grifter cop these easy medals while he's sidelined with injuries.
Was it Canova who said that Bekele has a ferocious competitiveness that is beyond even other elites? Hermens only speaks about Bekele in superlatives.
I hope he dabbles in 10k training. If it goes well he'll beat Farah and we can ban Tony the Tiger (and maybe Metric Miler, too) for his/their blasphemy. Bekele has time to break the marathon WR but only one Mo' shot at taking MoMo down at his "signature" distance.