Heartbreak Hill wrote:
That could be. Of all the runners who were considered favorites, Rupp was the one the relied most on slower pacing and drafting. Kawauchi surged on Heartbreak Hill, dropped Rupp, and Rupp called it a day.
But Rupp had asthma bad-- real bad!
If he hadn't quit, he'd have run a virtual 2:08-- virtual 2:03 given the weather.