I want to congratulate the teen for having the guts to race the world's best. He's a 1500 star and yet he stepped up, gave it his all and finished 12th in an 8k. So let's give him some props for not staying in a hole somewhere and training in obscurity.
For a guy with as smooth as a stride as him, the course must have been the opposite of ideal for him.
Let's hope he keeps coming back. The pros who have never even tried the event are numerous.
Note: We initially incorrectly stated he was 10th. He was 12th.