26mi235 wrote:Lagat has been a 1500/3000/5000 guy; I am not sure he has ever run a 10,000. Thus, a Half is jump in range, unlike a 'step' for Farah. Since both of these athletes excel at racing, a Half is probably not their best option, racing on the track is.
of course lagat will run good at half marathons, a long time ago a girl from norway who had never run further than 3000 meters in a race (she was very good at 1500 and 3000 meters. or 9 miles in a training run ran a world record in the new york marathon after winning new york 8 more times she (grete waitz) is arguably the best ever womens marathoner.
lagat being one of the very top 5000 meter runners should do quite well in the half marathon