Do people really think Huddle is capable of a 2:19 type of performance? She ran 2:28 in NYC without a huge negative split like Flanagan had. I don't think she is guaranteed any sort of huge improvement just because she's done one marathon, and I don't think that somebody's debut marathon is necessarily going to be slower than their next marathon.
Anyway...Flanagan for the win...Kiplagat goes home devastated, etc.
No way Flanagan wins. I bet odds are 50-50 she doesn’t even finish.
Then she’ll find a way to make the race about her when another American wins.
I think that you are wrong.
#1 Shalane Flanagan
#2 Molly Huddle
#3 Jordan PTG Hasay