Um wha? wrote:
I think rojo needs to realize that his professional credibility was never there and plummeted even farther after this performance.
Exactly. I think a similar effort in Berlin might yield close to same results, mostly thanks to potentially even better weather by 5F or so, plus the added benefit of a race instead of a time trial. It would take money, but it shouldn't be totally out of the realm to get a team of guys to pace as long as they can at 60/half pace and see where it goes.
We just had a guy time trial a 2:00:25. Ok, call it 2:01:40 or which ever "real worth" you'd like to call it. Add in an actual race and similar pacing, you might be cracking 2:01.
Kind of reminds me of the 2008 Olympic marathon where for 2/3rds the race the announcers were saying Wanjiru is crazy and no way this can work and this isn't how you run a championship race. But then it does work and he does win and then all of a sudden it took 205 to win a major, then 204, now 203.