I much prefer the tactical races. They are tactical at the world level too. Lickety Split obviously does not know much but every moron has opinions.
Most of the time, the Olympics and WC are tactical races. Very common to see them won in 3:36 which is nearly 8-10 seconds slower than the top guys pbs. Ncaa mile was won nearly 10 seconds slower than guys pbs. Imagine that! When the field is within seconds of having same pb, it is a disadvantage to lead.