They had rabbits. How did they manage to run the 2nd k in 2:55?! That's such a disappointment. I mean 3rd place and 8:13 doesn't even get you a set of steak knives. I agree with the time trial idea. Maybe they could even use one of those pace lights like they used to on the pro circuit in the 70s. If he doesn't get under 8:00 this season it may never happen.
First rabbit did his job, 2:37 first K. Field was about 2:40, but then Kipruto slowed up (while the rabbit got farther and farther ahead) and everyone was stacking up behind him ... no one wanted to pass. That got you the crawling 2:55 second K.
Weird tactics. With perfect weather and Kipruto down a shoe (and not at 100% even before that), you think someone would have tried going to the front and keeping it fast.
Granted I didn't see much of the race ... listened on the IAAF radio broadcast. Had a livestream going but between commercials and bad connection missed actually seeing most the race.