Ok folks, it's time for predictions. I just called John Kellogg. John, what do you want to see. "Sub-2. 1:55," he said with a laugh. "It would prove they all are on drugs."
JK is predicting some cat and mouse games and a 2:03:25 winning time.
On our podcast, Jonathan Gault predicted a 2:02:25 - 2 minutes slower than sub-2. Wejo debated picking 2:01 but then said 2:02:34.
After Manza, I said Kipchoge could run 2:02 flat. However, I like rooting for the underdog. I never liked Bekele when he was on top but do now. Bekele 2:02:47. I'm no longer worried about the wind but if they go out faster than 60:45, they do not break the WR.
Kipchoge is the best but Kipsang said it best, he may not be recovered from Manza.