Does Kiplimo just not try when Cheptegei is in the race on a track?
Wins a 27:09 race that went 13:46/13:23 today, closing the last 2kilometers in a phenomenal 5:03 = 2:33.9/2:29.3.
Compare this with Cheptegei in Eugene: a 27:27 race that went 14:01/13:26, last 2k in 5:09 = 2:43/2:25.7 .
I presume conditions were much better here than in Eugene but Kiplimo is really something. I suppose he probably ran in Eugene on something like 6 weeks of training and now he's got 8 or whatever under his belt. Still surprising he doesn't take the golds in WC and Olympics on the track. Not many can handle 5:03 last 2k.