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RE: Three 2:04 guys will be running Boston. Rupp might not even finish in third place.

crosscounts wrote:

Can anyone explain to me why Desisa is a pure 2:04 guy? What did he run in Breakin2? What did he run in New York.

I expect nothing from him.

For as long as I can remember, Rupp has lined up against all these "2:04"-type guys on the roads and track, and done as well and often better as them. PRs mean nothing. How many runners with fast PRs couldn't hang at either Olympics? Or at Chicago, Boston?


Because he ran 2:04:45 in Dubai, and could have run faster.

His times:


Did you really bring up breaking 2? LoL That was a science project, being run at a death pace.

Boston Marathon Finishes: 1st, 1st, 2nd

New York Marathon: 2nd, 3rd, 3rd.

So the boy knows how to run hills, and loves running hills . Also, he has some track speed. PB at 10000m is 27:17

He has WAYYYYYYYYYY more experience at hills and at boston than rupp does, and he is the faster marathoner. Dude ,Rupp is not going to beat him or Tola.

And I'm sure he learned a lot from breaking 2. It actually showed in his New York marathon run. He looked very, very strong.

Last but not least, He is only 27. He is still a puppy when it comes to the marathon, because most elite runners get into the marathon in their early 30s

Only way he loses to Rupp is by Nike paying him to fold, which is why I don't trust american marathons.

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