odelltrclan wrote: kuha wrote:
az2004 wrote:rupp runs away from everyone 7:30.18NR!
Reaffirms what I have felt since last year, this is Rupps year. Confidence gained in Olympics and fire burning in the belly. Rupp will beat Farah this year in at least 1 race and will medal in WC 10k, good shot at gold. Lagat will be saying goodbye to the AR in 5k as well.
For me, the precise MOMENT of Rupp's ascendence to having-the-confidence-to-challenge anyone...was the split second (and look in his eye when he was, for the umpteenth time passed by Lagat with maybe 80m left in Oly trials 5k...then dug in and tried...and then re-passed Lagat. In that moment and the next 9 or so seconds I think he ascended to beleiveing noone but farah had his number. And this year he appears to be set to ascend that one more step and I agree that he will give Farah all he can handle and at least at times beat him.
Now I'm wondering if we will see them less and less in the same races a la Pre meet.
It really is awesome to consider sub 12:50 seems very much in the cards for him this year if he gets in the right race in this champioship year. What a beautiful progression since he was dueling with the guy from Liberty and sam Chelaga etc. And too bad during this past two years we haven't had a healthy Solinsky in the mix.