Devil Dog wrote:
I'm curious why you people think Mo's continuous asss whooping of these guys is a good indicator that they will be superior marathoners.
Mo's 26:46/59:32 pedigree is pretty stout, and his lone 2:08 marathon was in his slowest year since the magical switch to Alberto.
He'll be fire on the roads soon enough.
I love mo, but bekele played with him like a toy in the Great North Run. Marathon running is a different beast, and he is not skilled at it, and he does not have the experience. He would get murdered going up against guys 2:06 and down.
In Marathon racing, the pace does not go up and down like on the track, where one 400m will go for 61 seconds and the next will go for 66 second. Kenyans will go out at a suicidal pace from the start, and just keep turning it up. IT WILL GET SERIOUS QUICK.
Other than Bekele, KENYANS OWN THE MARATHON. They live for it. They die for it. That is their main concentration of running.
Mo cannot touch them like he kills them on the track, and he knows it. He states it in certain ways, which is why he is not really serious, serious about marathon running. He got of taste of it, and realized that he would not rule that world.