Rockstar Games wrote:
Did he lead the last 2km?
Bekele did something similar closing in 4:56 in the Olympic final in Beijing while leading a considerable portion of the race outdoors.
Put Mohahmed in a good paced Diamond League in Brussels or Zurich and witness a probable 12:52 or so. He ran very impressively both at the Olympics and at Eugene Diamond League last year.
Huling took the field thru 2k, then jager took over until 4k. Ryan hill led for about 400 but then ahmed dropped the hammer with about 600 to go.
This is the kind of pacing we need for WR's and fast times. You need a guy that is just as good (or only slightly worse) than the guy(s) going for the record. The pacer needs to get a group through 4K on pace (like Jager did) for a 5k and probably to 8k for a 10k. Otherwise, IMO it's really not worth it to have a pacer that only goes to 2k during a 5k. If anyone has serious WR aspirations, running the 1st half of the race at WR pace shouldn't be too difficult that it requires a pacer, but the last half is where it gets really tough and you do need a pacer, but when the pacer is most needed, they are off the track already.
Tell that to Bekele