Hmmm, Ryan Foreman or everybody else who saw that race, including Simon Bairu, who witnessed everything firsthand. Hmmmm....
Ryan Foreman wrote:
The only thing I question is the notion that Solinsky could have run "a lot faster" at Payton Jordan. The writer had a point that he was still fresh even after finishing the last 800 in 1:56. But he left off the great luxury that Solinsky had in being paced at a steady 27:10 pace all the way until the 900M mark. An American 10K runner could easily go through his whole career and never have a race play out like that for him. Theoretically the writer was right but as a practical matter he really wasn't.