Science wins wrote:
It was a great day for Americans. Rupp said he hoped to run 2:05-6 but his goal was to win and never said he was going to push the pace. He ran a very smart race and did what he needed to win.
Racing is great. It doesn't always have to be a time trial. I am critical of Rupp for many things, but today he did what he needed to do and was brilliant.
Not when the women do what they say that they are going to do! a 2:09 marathon is pathetic. HE basically did a Mo farah on the road, and we always get on Mo for that.
Look man, this was set up for Rupp to win. He won, but no one is going to celebrate his win when it is slower than Boston and New York, and way slower then the previous winners of chicago.
Hasay ran 2:20 in her second marathon! That's the equivalent of running 2:05-2:06 on the men's side. That chick might have 2:18 ability!
and she is more talented than rupp.