Diagonal Crossing wrote:
Well done Sir Rupp-
Rupp now has a
1) Baller mile time -3:50i
2) Legit all-world 10k pr of 26:44
3) Collection of Olympic hardware
4) Major marathon victory
His career is basically unparalled for a US born runner. But... it would be great to see Rupp add these notches
1) Gold in Oly-World Champs marathon. Rupp has a knack for competing well in less than ideal conditions in the marathon. Kimetto, Kipchoge, Kipsang, and Bekele are all entering the twilight of their marathon careers. The Ethiopian randos who go 2:04 at Dubai every year rarely show up at the global events. Rupp will have four chances at global gold between now and 2021 when he will still only be 35. I'd put the odds on Rupp eventually winning global gold at 50/50 , maybe even slightly higher.
Sorry - Three chances at global gold between now and 2021. Obviously Tokyo 2020 is the Hollywood story but gold is gold.