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RE: Allright Letsrun - Who wins, Ryan Hall 2007 or Galen Rupp in 2017
Beijing 2008: Hall did not try to go with leaders in hot Olympics, finished like 12th place.
Rio 2016: Rupp did try to go with the greatest marathoner of all time in the Rio Olympics, where it was also hot and humid, and got a PR and Olympic medal.
Rupp and Hall both have an Olympic Trials marathon win.
Rupp has a WMM win. Hall has none.
Hall has run time trial type of race (London twice, Chicago once when it had pacers still) and run 2:06 in one of those. Rupp has not run a race like that yet.
Hall has that sub 205 at Boston, wind or not that's a good run (probably still sub 207), and he is the one that pushed it from the gun. Don't see Rupp doing that.
An Olympic medal and a non-paced WMM win makes Rupp look like he would be better in a match-up without pacers. For that matter I think he'd be better in a time trial too, but of course that remains to be seen.
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