Admittedly it is fairly close but I am going to have to give the nod to Wheating. Wheating has the faster 1500m and 800m. Jakob is faster at 5000m. Jakob’s European titles are a bit of a joke. I also believe that Jakob will never break 3:31 as he is training so hard now. Wheating gets the vote here.
Feed the troll a bowl.......
Murphy has a faster 800 than Wheating.
Centro has a faster 1500 than Wheating
Both are Olympic medalists.
Before Jakob, the 17 year old, even hit his 3:31 @ U20s, he was beating Centro & Murphy at the Pre mile this year.
Wheating doesn't have credentials to even be among the best from the U.S.
Jim Ryun and Alan Webb are the standards you should be comparing Jakob to.
Jakob is already a legend in World athletics.
The whole world knew of Ryun and Webb.
No one in the U.S. knows who Wheating is, let alone the world.