and stop claiming his 26:44 as if he just did that. that was YEARS ago, heavy on the NOP sauce, and now he is a 28 low guy, and 28 low guys run 2:08-12 range depending on the course. rupp ran slower in boston than meb did, meb is old and was thought to be washed up, so how the hell did mr 26:44 run slower? cause he isnt a 26:44 guy any more.
its like people claiming bolt is a 9.58 guy no matter what, and then he struggles to run 9.95 at the end.
then the excuses will be "but but but he hasnt done any speed work", but here is the reality, rupp isnt as talented as hall and ritz. the difference is a number of things. rupp has been on the NOP sauce since hs, androgel rub downs and happy endings since hs. they took a kid that was top tier hs runner potential and juiced him to the max and had him on a strict program, unable to break 4 in the mile and dropped him down to 3:50 INDOORS, a kid who would "kick a 60" and now he started dropping 52s, and then go and do a brutal hard workout afterwards.
26:44...like come on, that is so blatant, rupp wasnt ever supposed to run that fast, he is at best a 28 low guy, nothing wrong with that, very competitive for NCAA, but 28 low only gets you 2:08-12, and talk sh*t but what are rupps marathon times so far?
"but but but it was tactical" riiiight then why didnt he win the f*cking races? since he has 3:50 indoor speed, 53 kick and a 26:44 under his belt?
"but but but he is still learning how to run it"
stop it, just stop, realize rupp is a 28 low guy natural and 28 low guys cant run 2:06s.