So many miss the point. I used to run steeple. To start with two shoes, lose one early in the race, be off kilter with one on and one off? That’s hard. Give me a break. Super hard. Yes, sure, Christopher Koskei, but he trained to run barefoot and was with even feet, not one off and one on, and knew from the outset his situation. Still Koskei is amazing, but silly we always have to compare to one other great. This was an amazing race. I wasn’t a Kipruto fan, but I am now. Wow.
And then to discover you have lost a shoe, are running one foot in a shoe and one without, and you are in a race with barriers and water jump vs a world class field? And start to lose the pace and come back. Most would have dropped out for long term preservation, and maybe he should have. But he made my viewing of the meet, already a great meet. Totally impressed I am! Hope he recovers from the foot trauma.