Wes C. wrote:
Little dudes wrote:
How would you have done if you were 118 lbs and 6% bodyfat?
I think the failure of the elites at Boston reflects on more on poor planning with the weather conditions than weight and body fat percentage. All elite runners should have a kit for near-freezing rain IMO. In addition, the coaches should be involved with helping the athletes prepare for such conditions. Maybe this will be a learning opportunity for those that struggled.
If anything, I was impressed with the general population being more prepared.
Boston '18 was a once-a-century storm for a marathon major. On odds alone, the pros are much better off preparing for unseasonal heat than freezing rain and typhoon headwinds. The best kit didn't win: look at Kawauchi's outfit. Even Sellers was dressed kind of skimpy for the conditions, but her metabolism was well-suited.
Rupp is one of the best warm-conditions runners in the world and it happened to slap him down this year. He did a brilliant save in Prague afterwards.