Doug E. wrote:
With the exception of '06 Chicago, he does tend to crack a bit under pressure. Will this be another of those times?
yeah, he cracked big time winning the US 10k titles on the road and track this year, not to mention previous national titles. And his 2nd to Geb in 60:29 for the 1/2 marathon in fairly warm condition suuuucked too. He is coming off a couple very strong years.
And no one has a more efficient stride for the marathon than Abdi. The Abdi shuffle will prevail.