Fed Up Brit wrote:
Excuse me wrote:
Guesser of 400s wrote:
Excuse me wrote:
My thoughts are that anyone who think Butchart is a serious rival against a dit Farah over 5000m knows nothing abbaout athletics.
this race isn't about a "dit" Mo Farah. Butchart is likely in the shape of his life. Farah is not.
however, I'll eat my shorts if Farah solos a 7:30 or faster and concede that there was no fix.
A 7:30 5000m certainly would be impressive.
Butchart would never beat Farah in a 5k. This 8:12 2 mile means NOTHING. Do you lot think that Hill and True would beat Farah in a 5k then, they ran 8:11 the other day?
Farah ran 8:03?!
In 2015. There is no doubt Farah still breaks 8:10 easily.
He ran 3:31 in 2016 in a tactical race where he again mixed with 3:28 guys Iguider, Makhloufi and Manangoi (all ran 3:31).
What did Hill, True or Butchart run for 1500m? Farah also ran a solo 12:59 exhibition run. What did the aforementioned run?
Considering that Butchart is still a number of years younger than when Mo Farah started winning decent races, and is a long way ahead of him at the same age, I'd like to see them given the chance to actually compete and improve through racing.
Is there any possibility of athletes being instructed to lose races, or not run for their best personal position? Does it happen? Not in this instance. Obviously.
I don't doubt Butchart will be a great athlete and has potential to one day win big medals.
But that does not mean he is a threat to the most accomplished track distance runner in history, a man that can run sub 3:29 and sub 59:30 and has run 8:03 indoors.
If Butchart was lining up against a prime Lagat, what would Letsrun be saying?