Why are you obsessed with Meaningless times? wrote:
the former Duck can only DUCK races wrote:
Go Rupp! Top 10, if not Top 5, in the entire world!
OK, I will give you this. He is in the top two non-African born marathon runners active so far in 2018. (Sondre Moen (winning Fukuoka in 2:05) is quite obviously his superior.)
In the world, top 20 or maybe top 15 is fair.
Top 10? Laughable. Cherry-picking a couple of slow/B-list races is not impressive. Not relative to over a dozen guys running faster to win/place in much better races.
It's actually most likely top 4. The list of guys I would pick over Rupp are Kipchoge and...........after that it's pretty debatable. Probably Geoffrey Kirui. Possibly Kamworor but he has not been great at the full 'thon.
And if you actually think Moen could stay anywhere near Rupp (see Rio 2016, and would Moen even enter a major?), well I've got some "waterfront" property to sell you........
Former duck is an obvious troll. He knows his argument is lame and he's just using it to stir things up.
Based on wins and scalps, Rupp is the current #3 marathoner in the world. Only Kipchoge and Kirui are better than him currently. By beating Lemma twice, he has proven that he is better than all the Dubai 2:04 guys. Kamworor hasn't fully committed to the marathon - when he does, he is probably also able to take down Rupp.