How about breaking2 on a downhill course? Tunnel Lite at the End in Snowhomish, Washington? No different than drafting between fresh pacers and a giant sign.
London and breaking2 are the only possibilities.
Agree. The British will want to have their home boy win in a vain attempt to prove that Mo is the last Coca Cola in the desert.
Sadly London is probably off the table as in classic Mo fashion the 2018 edition will probably be neutered to give him a win (I don't think mo will be much better than 2:06 in his second marathon, and he probably won't break 2:05 in his career. The dude isn't a marathoner)
Tokyo is an interestint option. Kipsang proved how fast the course is this year.
Dubai is the wolrds fastest course, and could be good for a record attempt, but this marathon is often very hot and would be perfect for kiochoge if he wants to go out sub 61. However it is not a WMM, though it has a very high payout.
I think Kipchoge is very dissapointed by Berlin, as he knows he can run so much faster, and he definitly wants to make a big statment in his next marathon, so he will probably stick to a fast course.
Adola showed that Eliud is not alone anymore . If Adola had been just a little bit stronger he had get away in the last moments at Berlin......and there will soon be other guys that will duell with Kipchoge. I think of one or two of my coached guys. At least one of them is ready to run sub 2.05.
Eliud is going to attempt to break Moses Mosop's 25,000 and 30,000 meter world record at the the Pre Classic in the spring of '18. He will then attempt to break the WR in marathon at Berlin in the fall.
There's a far greater chance of never hearing Adola's name again than there is of him becoming a consistent threat to Kipchoge and the World Record.
COACH J.S Ã¥ Ã¤ Ã¶ wrote:
Adola showed that Eliud is not alone anymore.