And Rudisha has led pretty much every race, fast or very fast, from gut to tape. It's his style. ...
Sorry, but completely wrong. Rudisha has broken 1:41 on 6 occasions other than London. Each had a paid rabbit in the lead at halfway:
1:41.01 Rieti '10
1:41.09 Berlin '10
1:41.33 Rieti '11
1:41.51 Heusden '10
1:41.54 Paris '12
1:41.74 NYC '12
— (Scherer 49.09)
It's obvious the secret to the London WR was getting that damned Tangui out of the way!
I should self-banish for a month, shouldn't I...
Maybe Marlow will give me a TAFNY for most ignorant post of the year.
And did you have to bury me with the actual stats, when you could have just referenced that all of his fast races were rabbited??
Anyway, thanks for bringing me down to earth, gh. Promise to think through future comments a little more.