Hasay is best wrote:
Hasay is going to crush Huddle, but both under AR.
I don't think so.
Yes, I'll admit what we've learned over the last half decade plus is to NEVER doubt a Salazar stud - even if they are defying the 'logic/rules' of running that you've learned over a lifetime of following the sport. Can't break 4:00 until age 22, that doesn't mean they won't run 3:50 indoors. Global also ran until mid-20s, that doesn't mean they won't dominate the World for 5+ years.
But I can't help myself and apply some logic here and think Huddle is going to win.
Yes, Hasay has been AMAZING on the roads. 2:20:57 peaks for itself.
But let's not forget what Huddle has accomplished. 14:42, 30:13. Again 14:42/30:13.
And while Huddle's marathon pb is 'only' 2:28:13, one needs to remember that in that race she was 3rd in NY - the same position that Hasay has finished in her 2 marathons.
Huddle is SO much faster than Hasay at 5k and 10k, I think it carries over to the 13.1 distance. Hasay's 5k pb is 15:28. Her 10k pb is 31:39. She's just incredible at 26.2. But at 13.1 I just think Hasay is really good.
Huddle is incredible at pretty much every distance she's ever run. 5k, 10k and while her pb in the marathon isn't amazing there is nothing in Huddle's background to suggest she won't project out to be a great a marathoner just like Shalane Flanagan who was great at 5k, 10k and 26.2. So if Hasay and Huddle end up being roughly equivalent at 26.2, I think Huddle will have the edge at 13.1.
Hasay may win and she may get the AR but to project that she is going to "crush" Huddle when we know Huddle is in great shape is throwing logic to the wind.