"Alongside the injury issues it was clear that Kenenisa has also arrived in Nijmegen overweight and this was leading to greater stress on the body."
Lol, there were always jokes about this here, but now it's official. This also means he ran 2:03:03 overweight, proves another time he's the GOAT.
Anyone know how fast he needs to run to get into the Ethiopian Olympic squad?
Wit Kipchoge not in Berlin, the race should be "tactical", AKA not a world record attempt. If he wins there and then can win another MM in the spring (Tokyo or Boston) then I think he has to be on the team. Of he does London Kipchoge will beat him but a strong second there would also show him worthy of the team.
Most of the top Ethiopian marathoners have not been consistent (outside of Katata) so I think there are 2 open spots. Right now the front runners for those spots have to be 2-3 in London, Adola if he can show good form again, and Bekele.