So the Chicago Marathon just released its international elite fields for this year's race (October 7).
There are some fast guys, but one of the guys I'm most interested in is Augustine Choge. His PRs are ridiculous: 1:44/3:29/7:28/12:53/59:26. Now he's making his marathon debut.
Does anyone know the fastest marathon by a guy who has broken 1:45 in the 800? I know that guys like Farah, Rupp, and Kipchoge have run fast in the 1500/mile, but none of them have been close to 1:44. Has anyone ever broken 1:45 and 2:10? I imagine that Choge should be able to break 2:10 in Chicago if he can run 59:26 for the half (which he ran just last year at RAK).