Yuki kawuchi can fake a marathon, among others. Desi linden. I don’t need to go on.
They win Boston but would get smoked in a race like London/Berlin//Chicago/etc
They need weather to help destroy their competition. Rupp DNF’d Boston but ran almost 2:06 flat 20 days later. 2.5 minutes faster than yuki’s PB.
Walmsley can win western states but would lose to Rupp by over 10 minutes in Chicago marathon. Atlanta won’t determine the best marathoners. It’ll determine a specific type of marathoner. The points system and qualifying standard eliminated this riff raff by eliminating freak performances like could happen at the trials. It’s essentially like qualifying roundsweeding out the outliers, one-time performances.
Alan Webb was a freak talent. He was a miserable performer when it mattered though. Therefore, on an Olympic or world championship success scene, he was a sh*tty runner. One of my all-time favs, but I would have never bet on him because he couldn’t perform when it mattered. I hate Centro but he’s the opposite- a winner. Ice cold, like Tom Brady. Winners. Ben true = awesome guy but lousy when it counts. Rupp= he produces.
Your problem is you aren’t objective enough to admit stuff like this. You get too emotional.
You just like the Cinderella story. Admit it, little fella.