Sorry Molly, you chose the wrong race... wrote:
Yes - Shalane may have won today, but I don't really give her 'credit' because she clearly bested a Keitany who was running on 'less than a full tank.' I'd give her more credit if she won NY with a fast time. Instead, she really benefited from Keitany holding everyone back with SUPER SLOW PACE until late in the race.
But I bet you loved Rupp's Chicago win.
Keitany wasn't forcing everyone in the field to run slow. They chose to do so.
But why does that matter? Flanagan's last 10k was incredible.
Flanagan hit 20 miles at 1:54:39
Flanagan hit the finish in 2:26:53. So Shalane's last 10k+ 8 meters was 32:14. That's hilly as hell.
Hasay's 10k pb on a perfectly flat track is 31:39.
But ypou probably think I hate Hasay? False. I predicted she'd beat Desi in Boston and was 100% on that prediction.
Now, do I think there's a higher percentage change that Hasay is doping than Desi? Yes, I do.
In terms of most suspicious to least suspicious, I'dd go. Rupp, Hasay, Jager, Flanagan, Linden.
By your logic, I should be ashameda s I said Linden might be doping. I'd bet my life she's not but I start with the assumption that everyone but myself might be dirty and work from there. So if someone honestly responds to a question, "I don't know what to think about the NOP" given the fact that former team members have expressed reservations, their is a USADA investigation etc, there should be no outrage. It's common sense.