Mzungu in Iten wrote:
It seems like Suguru Osako will go out with the leaders. If they start at the planned 61:45 halfway split, wouldn't it be too much of an asking for him? Either he has a huge breakthrough or an epic blow-up.
It would be more sensible to open in 63:15 with Yuki Sato's group and run a big negative split if he's in such a good shape.
Honestly dude if I were in his shoes and 61:45/63:15 are his only pacing options, I would target 62:40 and see how many of the lead pack I pass as they slow or peel off to the curb. Seems like the best way to get a new AR.