Beautiful Day wrote:
"fast courses like ... Chicago"
This thread is pointless. Chicago is Sunday. It's fast. Fast guys are there. 2:02 guys, 2:03 guys. Rupp needs to show. I'll be here Sunday apologizing when he runs a 2:04 or 2:05.
I should have said Chicago pre-2015. Nobody is running 2:03/2:04 without pacers. I believe the fastest non-rabbited time is G. Mutai's 2:05:06 from NYC 2011. It is extremely rare that a non-rabbited race is won in under 2:07. So no, you won't need to apologize because Rupp will not be running 2:05 without pacers. But again, neither will anyone else.