Rabbits seem to have a easy job but it is not as easy as it seems. When I did not know any better I said to myself gosh he can win it why is he dropping out? They are in really good shape and a well seasoned rabbit is not going to glance at his watch...like I saw this weekend...you pull them and get out of the way.
Tom Byers was rumored to be blacklisted as a rabbit when he did not drop out of a race and ended Ovett's winning streak. He then went on to some great times on his own. Tom lives in Central Ohio. His son ran in the 1:54 range this year as a hs senior and will attend Kentucky. This is faster than Tom who ran in the 4:20/1:57 range in hs, then 3:37 as an Ohio State frosh before going on to develop to a 3:50 miler. Watch for his son.