I also believe Kipsang may be the only runner ever to break 2:03:30 and finish 2nd. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Emmanuel Mutai 2:03:13 when Kimetto broke the WR at Berlin in 2014.
This race is going to be amazing. I think it's Kipchoge's race to lose. KB seems to have figured out the marathon but I still feel like he's going to run 2:02-2:03 or DNF. I agree with all of the Kipsang sentiments on here. After his impressive 2010-2014 run, he bounced back with two-2:03 performances last year. 2nd in Berlin and then an impressive Tokyo Marathon winning by almost 2 minutes.
Also for the Nike sneakerheads on here, I think Kipsang has been wearing Adidas' version of Nike's 4% since at least Tokyo which hasn't been released yet. Is that right?
agree with you on this, KB will either run a huge WR of 2:02 low or DNF. which is pretty bada$$ in a way. i dont think he wants a 2:03:16 win, or 2:02:58 2nd place. he wants a win, and he wants it WR and he wants to destroy the record. i really hope he can do it. one of my fav runners of all time, smooth, humble, and always went after races to KILL the clock if he was in shape. Mo was a boring sit and kick affair, never had the balls to attack the clock, and his "personality" was fake and annoying. rupp is just boring all around, he is neither humble or arrogant, he is just lame lukewarm boring slightly autistic rich kid, how can you get on board with that?
kipchoge seems like good enough and kipsang, but never really got the media attention KB got so there isnt much to go off of except they are fast, so again kinda boring. KB crushed the world, got injured and has been written off so many times, has been dethroned as the distance GOAT by all the Mo loving noobs, comes back and barely misses the WR in the marathon.
kipchoge and kipsang never have anywhere close to the negative sh*t spewed on them as KB has had on this site.
so many on here jizz their pants and drink down Retardo Canova's gravy, yet even he said KB is the most amazing talented runner he has ever seen. and still people doubt.
like i said if KB is in it, he will run WR by a huge margin. if he loses contact he will DNF, only because why run hard for 2 or 3rd place? he isnt hoping to place top 3, he is aiming for crushing the WR, so if that wont happen why keep going? you guys will say "for pride" and i dont think he gives 2 f*cking sh*ts what the LR noobs think of him. but if he crushes the WR imagine how many "GOAT" threads will pop up by all you naysayers.