1) This once again proves that Tinman-oriented training ("keep the ball rolling") is not just the best to get to a decent level, but also very good for elites.
2) You gotta love his modesty. “My preparation has been good. I am fit,” he said. “I think I will have a good result.” Compare that to American runners, like Ritz claiming they gonna win Boston Marathon and then running 2:17 or something. Kipchoge actually got the right to brag, but he is still extremely modest and doesn't underestimate his competition. He knows anything can happen on race day.
Idiot. You had a point there until you misquoted Ritz.