Kejelcha would likely be the key to an assault on the record, because he was the guy who could bring them even that close after a not great first 2k. Would Kejelcha be willing to do that again, though? I don't know how the transition from Salazar is going to be for him, but next year, he might be healthier than he was this summer, and 3:47 suggested he was going to have a huge year. If he thinks he can get that record and pushes toward it, Barega in the form of that 12:43 race was capable of it. Barega had plenty left at the end, you will remember.