[quote]Gotta bee wrote:
He's beat a 2:02:57 guy
Sorry, I wasn't clear -- I was referring to the times in that race. A guy ran 2:06:30 in London 2008, and Hall beat him that day (along with a couple guys who ran 2:08).
Just pointing out that while it's easy to say that Rupp would find a way to beat a guy running a 2:07 or 2:08, he's never done that. Rupp looks good at the end of his marathons because he's barely breaking 2:10 -- I want to see what he looks like after 22 miles at 2:06 pace...[/quote]
So your point is that Hall was able to run 2:06 on the same day that others were able to run 2:06? I would think that is evidence that there were favorable conditions more than any indication of Hall's fitness.
But I would agree that calling Kimetto 2:02 guy in this year's Chicago is a joke.