Though you’re probably merely a troll, I’ll take the bait and help you understand.
The finish time is dictated by the way the race played out and the race plan he enacted. No one went with the pacer and he stayed behind in way seemed to be a predetermined tactic. He moved for the front late in the race and was able to track down, and hold off, the other competitors. I don’t think it was a breeze of a win, but the time says nothing and means very little.
"Merely" a troll? LOL what does that even mean? As opposed to an expert such as yourself, Clayton's mom?
Obviously a slow race is a slow race, and he sat rather than dictating the pace. Fine. Why are you wasting time making statements about that? I am not saying he looks done because he didn't run 1:44 or 1:45 solo. I am talking about his mediocre closing 100 in a 1:46 race, which was BARELY enough to win.
If he had any more ability in reserve, HE WOULD HAVE RUN FASTER FOR THE FINAL 100 and not left it to a photo finish. (All finishes are technically photo finishes, but of course when two runners aren't even a foot apart it is necessary.) He was flat out for this, and that is a bad sign because it wasn't an impressive close.
Running down has-beens that he sat on for 600-700m is not impressive.