I asked Jonathan Gault to ask Kirui if he knew who Galen Rupp was as Kirui referred to him as "his friend" and "a guy from America" on a post-race interview. I ask Jon - ask him if he knows that Rupp is a two time Olympic medallist.
Jon texted back that he didn't think Kirui knew who Rupp was as he just asked Rupp what his name was in the post-race press conference.
PS. This reminds me of a quote that Toni Reavis referenced in a recent column on his website. The quote from a sports psychologist is as follows.
People who've dabbled in sports psychology, they say, 'Well, the kid who's the better performer, they think differently.'
The reality is not that they think differently. It's that they don't think. It's the absence of thought. Itâ€™s the absence of cognition. It's the absence of emotion. That really is the advantage.