ryan foreman wrote:
Here is a bold prediction. Rupp will run somewhere between 12:58 and 13:10.
Seriously. In his last 12 DL 5000M races going back all the way to 2010 he has run every race between that band of time. Maybe nobody cares, but I find that fact interesting. Both for good and bad. On one hand he has never run faster than 12:58 and the likes of Ritzenheim still hold a better 5000M time. That is kind of surprising at this stage of Rupp's career. On the other hand we saw last year he took time off for training to see to the birth of his kids, yet still came back and ran faster than 13:10. I find that impressive.
How long did the birth take?