1. The times were fast.

1. Lawrence Cherono (K) : 2:05:09 (CR, PR)

2. Norbert Kigen (K): 2:05:09 (PR)

3. Abraham Kiptum (K): 2:05:26

4. Mule Wasihun (E) : 2:05:36

5. Laban Korir (K): 2:07:01

6. Stephen Chebogut (K): 2:07:30

7. Tesfayer Abera (E) : 2:07:39

8. Abdi Nageye (NED/Somalia) : 2:08:16

9. Joseph Aperumoi (K): 2:08:26

10. Rira Seboka (E) : 2:08:51

2. The close - off of a fast pace - was way better than Rupps. Remember, the first half was 62:51 and then they closed like this:

Cherono ran his last 12.2 k in 14:30-14:33-6:09

Rupp off of a 66 first half, ran his last 12.2 k in 15:22-14:25-6:12.

So Cherono ran 62:51-62:18

Rupp ran 66:11-63:09.

From 30k to the finsh, Cherono ran 35:12. Rupp ran 35:59.

So even the fourth placer closed 20 seconds faster than Rupp from 30k. Yes, Rupp started his close later but at best he'd be third? I mean the top 2 basically closed their last 7.2 k the same as Rupp in a race that was 4 minutes faster.