I can't believe, Haile, the late 1990's legend, just over 3 and a half years ago in 2013 ran a 60:41 half marathon. He had a long career running at a top level.
Chebbi was a far more powerful version of a mo & at his peak wouda slaughtered mo in the sprint finishes of all these majors in the past 1/2 decade
( albeit he wasn't as quick as mo potentially in a flat-out race for 1500 - 10k )
he likely had 49-flat speed which in kicker's race wouda beaten most any 5k or 10k runner
a prelim estimate for him back then was
49.00 / 26'50 ->
I have to admit though that Consuelus the 3kSC champ may even have speed to obliterate the great Chebii !!! if we can ever get consuelus to run a 5k
( I woud give my eye-tooth for him to skip the 3kSC in london & aim to destroy mo in last lap )
Though Kemboiâ€™s range of gears is renowned, Kipruto, unknown to many, has lightning speed for a steeplechaser.
Shortly before the World Championships last year, his manager watched him complete a workout on a synthetic track in Nairobi alongside Alfred Kipketer, an 800m specialist who trains under the same coach.
With a long recovery between each rep, the pair ran 400m in 47 seconds, 300m in 34, 200m in 22 and 150m in 16. â€œThe guy is fast,â€ says Boeting. â€œLet me tell you, he is really fast.â€
he wouldn't be quicker than maybe 12'55 for a flat-out 5k but in a slow 13'20 type race to bell woud destroy a peak mo
i'd give his prelim line of fit with using a possible 47.00 - 47.50 :
47.00 - 47.50 / 12'55 ->
1'42.23 - 1'42.96 !!!
2'11.10 - 2'11.90 !!!
3'25.69 - 3'26.58 !!!
7'22.25 - 7'23.01
he is a similar characteristic runner to aouita but runs 3kSC full-time
I am absolutely 100% serious, if Consuelus had that 47 speed with very likely 12'55 concurrent
( he is indisputed 3kSC King & if jager has gone 13'02 in a non-perfect race, then it's 100% likely Consuelus coud have gone 12'55 in a perfect 5k )
then he was in shape in '15 to break even the 1500 WR !!!
if he doesn't try some serious 800/1500s this year providing he has got the 3kSC down to maybe 7'49, it woud be a travesty !!!