In my view, all of Salazar's experience was supposed to prevent Rupp from doing something foolish like this. You have got to respect the marathon. He won in warm conditions and he needed to take a good deal of time off and let his muscles heal for the summer campaign with easy running and a very gradual buildup.
I agree. I'm surprised but I'm sure there is a reason. Maybe the race was required in contract? A money incentive?