The Official Sage Canaday Boston Marathon OTQ Thread wrote:
The Official Sage Canaday Boston Marathon OTQ Thread
Can he do it? We'll see in less than two days! He definitely has sub 2:19 in him on a fast course (no unpredictable weather, wind, excessive hilliness) Apparently there's going to be major headwind in Boston so it's not looking good :(
I understand that road running isn't his full income in 2018, but DNF'ing b/c of tough conditions just doesn't sit well with me personally. Only in running do you see so many drops due to exaggerated injuires and fear of "what may happen" and in today's case, it was the less than ideal conditions that so many PROFESSIONAL athletes threw in the towel. I wish him well but as an ultra runner, thriving in tough environments is more than half the battle and today was no different. Finish the race.
Finishing the race would have been a dumb move, his only goal was to OTQ. The conditions today made that essentially impossible (OTQ would have been third in the race). So he stepped out before it ruined his chances at another marathon in a few weeks. If he had a chance for a top spot or sponsorship money then he could have kept going, but DNF was the best decision.