I felt so bad for Jager throughout that race. It was obvious that Kipruto was absolutely toying with him, able to pounce at any time. And that made perfect sense given the semifinal when Kipruto more or less pranced to the finish, eliminating any concerns about his ankle.
The only interesting variable was whether Jager could hang on for silver. Not close. I still respect Jager for obviously being so dedicated and consistent.
I still have no idea how Jager was the betting favorite leading into this competition. You've got to be a rank fool to play into an absurd overreactive price like that. As I wrote in the prediction thread a week or so ago I could only consider Jager if you were still receiving the typical odds assigned to him.