We May Never Know wrote:
Weather prediction at start: 57 F, coudy, 15% rain chance, 5-7 mph wind
Wind is higher than ideal.
I'm very upset about the pacing. Apparently 60:45 is the pace unless it rains and then they'll shoot for 61:00.
I now am rooting for Bekele. I think it shows you how it's a tough sport. He's got the same agent as Hermens. Who is advocating on his behalf? Bekele has the better pb than Kipchoge. I'd argue - hey I'm the GOAT - I want the pacers do go out in 61:15.
I guess the difference between 61:15 and 61:00 is only 1 second per mile. I guess 61:15 and 60:45 is only 2 seconds per mile. But the fastest split ever run in a marathon ins 61:11 - by Bekele last year.