Film at 11:00? wrote:
Mr. Young's 5k splits from the 2015 London Marathon:
17:31, 19:00, 19:49, 21:28, 17:02, 23:08,
23:54 and 31:52. Looks like said interview occurred between 35-40k.
Half was reached in 1:22:18. The 10k between 25-35k was done in basically 47 minutes, so he was slowing down.
I could see him doing a 2:50 or so without the interview stop, but not a evenly split 2:44 or a negative split of 2:41.
Those splits should be 17'31, 19'00, 19'49, 21'28, 21'32, 23'08, 23'54, 31'52, then 9'26 for the final 2.2km section. Remember the third mile is very quick, and so the first 5k cannot count as a pb (nor the first 10km).
There is no way his 8th 5k was going to be sub 15 so I don't know why you think he would have been capable of 2:50?