All those Canadian guys are trying too hard for the record. They are trying too shave seconds off when they should be trying to take minutes off. They have huge abilities and should have easily cracked a 2:07 or 2:08 by now. By trying too hit the record so precisely each time they leave themselves no margin for error. They should just get caught up and race for a change. Get out of their comfort zone early so they can get up the road floating behind a pack rather running solo the whole way. Run with a group and get 2-3 km further up the road - who cares if you bonk harder.
Wykes - injured
Coolsaet - injured
Watson-not recovered from pacing Flanagan
Gillis - ran sub record pace and still partially bonked
Wiebe - 1st marathon[/quote]
Throwingstonesfromaglasshouse thinks that taking a few seconds off a record is harder than taking several minutes off. Solid logic.