By LetsRun.comOctober 3, 2018
If you’re like us, you’ve apparently spent the aftermost two weeks in a post-Berlin brume after Eliud Kipchoge‘s arresting 2:01:39 apple record. We can’t accusation you — it was a allegorical achievement that will be talked about for years to come.
But with accession Apple Chase Aloft aloft us this weekend, it’s time to about-face your focus to the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, area there is a lot to get aflame about.
Seriously, this is calmly the best aflame we’ve been about Chicago aback 2014, aback Kipchoge faced off against Kenenisa Bekele. Here’s what Chicago is featuring this year:
Oh, and did we mention Mo Farah is racing Galen Rupp?
Yes, 2018 Chicago is activity to be awesome.
We’ve already taken a abundant attending at the Farah-Rupp showdown (LRC As They Prepare To Face Off At The Chicago Marathon, A Attending At The History Of Above Training Partners Mo Farah & Galen Rupp), but to abscess this bottomward to a two-man chase would be an insult to studs like Geremew, Chumba, and Kirui. Below, we run through the men’s aristocratic acreage and booty a attending at the men you charge to apperceive advanced of Sunday’s race, but afore we do that, let’s alpha with a acclimate anticipation because the weather was the bigger adventure at the aftermost Abbott Apple Chase Aloft in the US (2018 Boston).
Race day looks as if it will be a clammy one, with temps amid 62 and 65 F and 78% clamminess per Weather.com. Add in 11 mph apprehension out of the northeast and the distance absolutely aren’t absolute for active fast.
MB: Chicago Chase Official Acclimate Discussion Thread
Editor’s note: This area has been adapted as we originally acquaint the anticipation for next weekend.
Reminder: aback the alpha of 2013, 37 of the 38 Apple Chase Aloft winners accept entered the chase with a sub-2:08 PR or Apple Championship/Olympic badge (Yuki Kawauchi, who won in Boston this year in ample allotment due to the awful, once-in-a-generation conditions, is the abandoned exception). We’ve accent the guys who accommodated that belief below, in accession to advertisement some added notable entrants (the abounding aristocratic acreage is can be begin here).
He’s talking about breaking 2:11 (was on 2:10 clip thru 20 afar at CIM afore alarming up)
Now it’s time to breach bottomward the contenders. We alpha with “the arresting champ” afore activity to “guys that accept won majors”, again to “Mo Farah” and “potential blemish stars,” afore catastrophe by demography a attending at the Japanese almanac attack and the Americans not called Galen Rupp.
Galen Rupp — USA, 32 years old, 2:06:07 pb (2018 Prague), 59:47 halfLast three marathons: 1st 2017 Chicago (2:09:20), DNF 2018 Boston, 1st 2018 Prague (2:06:07)Tuneup race: 46:24 for 3rd at Tilburg 10-Miler on September 2
Six contest into his chase career, it’s bright that Rupp is a amazing fit at the 26.2-mile distance. Of those six races, bristles went acutely well. The alone one that didn’t was this year’s Boston Marathon, and Rupp gets a canyon on that one because 63% of the men’s aristocratic acreage alone out due to the barbarous conditions.
Rupp is, of course, the arresting best in Chicago, but this is a abundant altered chase than it was a year ago. The aboriginal aloft difference? Rupp’s antagonism is significantly bigger in 2018 than it was in 2017. Analysis out our allegory of the 2017 and 2018 aristocratic fields:
And those stats are a little misleading. Of the seven sub-2:08 men in aftermost year’s race, alone three had run their PR aural two years of the race. The two best guys (on paper) in aftermost year’s chase — Dennis Kimetto (2:02:57 pb) and Stanley Biwott (2:03:51 pb)– were boilerplate aing to their aiguille anatomy and both concluded up bottomward out.
Contrast that to this year. Of the 11 sub-2:08 men in this year’s race, seven of them accept run their PR aural the aftermost two years, and that doesn’t include Dickson Chumba, who won Tokyo in February. Bristles of the sub-2:08 guys in this year’s acreage set their PRs this year, acceptation there are a lot of guys in acceptable anatomy which aloof wasn’t the case last year.
Last year, alone bristles men were larboard in the advance backpack aback Rupp fabricated his acceptable move at 35k, alike admitting they were alone on 2:11 clip at that point. And it’s not like the acclimate wasn’t about ideal – it didn’t get aloft 65 during the race. Rupp bankrupt acutely able-bodied to become the aboriginal US champ in 15 years, but the actuality is that abounding of his opponents didn’t run anywhere aing to their potential.
That brings us to our aing point: Chicago didn’t accept pacemakers from 2015-2017, but they brought them aback for this year’s race. That doesn’t necessarily aching Rupp — his admiration to chase Khalid Khannouchi‘s 2:05:38 American almanac was one of the active armament abaft the change — but alone one of Rupp’s six career marathons featured pacemakers, and the acreage in that chase (2018 Prague) was not about as able as the one he’ll face in Chicago. Because Rupp is one of the brilliant attractions, we brainstorm he’ll accept a say in how fast the pacers go out on Sunday, but is he activity to be able to adhere on to 2:04 clip for 26.2 miles? Because that is what it ability booty to exhausted some of the guys in this field.
Finally, Rupp has not had a absolute buildup. Aftermost year, Rupp raved about his buildup, adage it was “the best able for the chase I’ve anytime been.” This time about has not been as smooth. Rupp battled an Achilles affair afore his tuneup race, the Tilburg 10-Miler, on September 2, and his coach Alberto Salazar accepted that he was “a little disappointed” as he ran 46:23 (a minute abaft winner Rodgers Kwemoi) and Salazar was acquisitive for 46:00.
In that interview, Salazar said that the Achilles affair hadn’t prevented Rupp from continuing to train, but it did account him to blemish from the Copenhagen Bisected Chase two weeks afterwards on September 16. Clearly it’s been a botheration for Rupp; absolutely how big that botheration is charcoal unclear. Rupp has apparent in the able he can run able-bodied off of less-than-perfect buildups — he was additional in Boston aftermost year admitting aggressive a case of plantar fasciitis throughout the accretion — but that may not be abundant adjoin this field. Remember, the guy who exhausted him in that chase in Boston, Geoffrey Kirui, is antagonism Chicago as well.
Geoffrey Kirui — Kenya, 25 years old, 2:06:27 pb (2016 Amsterdam), 59:38 halfLast three marathons: 1st 2017 Boston (2:09:37), 1st 2017 Worlds (2:08:27), 2nd 2018 Boston (2:18:23)
If we had to aces a favorite, Kirui would be it. He able aftermost year as our World #1 acknowledgment to wins in Boston and at Worlds and looked set to win his third beeline aloft in Boston this bounce admitting alarming conditions. Remember, Kirui, whose anorak billowed so abundant in the wind that it looked as if he could be absolute up into the air at any moment, led by 1:31 with beneath than 4.5 afar to go in Boston. Alike admitting he anguish up misjudging his accomplishment (he ran his final mile in 7:18), Kirui still anguish up second, far bigger than any of the added Africans in the aristocratic acreage (Stephen Sambu in 14th was the alone added African pro who alike able the race).
Kirui, as he did afore Boston this year, breach this accretion amid his training abject in Keringet and Kaptagat, area he able with Patrick Sang‘s accumulation for three weeks in backward August/early September.
“In general, aback he’s in Keringet, he [coaches] himself, but aback he’s in Kaptagat, he is absolutely afterward the agenda of Patrick Sang,” says Kirui’s abettor Valentijn Trouw. “But alike in Keringet, he is accomplishing added or beneath the aforementioned affectionate of accretion that the accumulation in Kaptagat is doing.”
What Kirui is accomplishing appears to be working. The big catechism now is whether he can construe his success to a chase with pacemakers. He’s raced two marathons with pacemakers, finishing 3rd in Rotterdam (2:07:23) and 7th in Amsterdam (2:06:27) in 2016. Clearly he’s been bigger in non-rabbitted marathons, but Rotterdam and Amsterdam were additionally his aboriginal two career marathons. Kirui is at accession akin now and looks due for a abundant PR in Chicago.
MB: Forget Farah and Rupp, Geoffrey Kirui should be the admired to win at Chicago.
Dickson Chumba — Kenya, 31 years old, 2:04:32 pb (2014 Chicago), 60:39 halfLast three marathons: 3rd 2017 Tokyo (2:06:25), 2nd 2017 Toronto (2:09:11), 1st 2018 Tokyo (2:05:30)
Abel Kirui — Kenya, 36 years old, 2:05:04 pb (2009 Rotterdam), 60:11 halfLast three marathons: 4th 2017 London (2:07:45), 2nd 2017 Chicago (2:09:48), 4th 2018 London (2:07:07)
We’re lumping these guys calm because they accept a lot in common. Both are actual consistent, both accept run able-bodied in majors (Chumba has three wins and eight beeline top-five finishes in majors, Kirui has three wins and bristles beeline top-five finishes in majors), and both are above Chicago champs (Chumba in ’15, Kirui in ’16). Both men are additionally advancing off able bounce marathons (a win in Tokyo for Chumba, a 4th in London for Kirui).
The one affair is age. Kirui is 36, while Chumba turns 32 at the end of the month; Chicago will be Kirui’s 22nd chase and Chumba’s 18th. As we noted, both ran able-bodied their aftermost time out, but Father Time comes for anybody at some point.
Yuki Kawauchi — Japan, 31 years old, 2:08:14 pb (2013 Seoul), 62:18 halfLast three marathons: 9th Gold Coast Chase (July 1; 2:14:51), 1st New Caledonia All-embracing Chase (Aug. 26; 2:18:18), 2nd Wakkanai Heiwa Marathon (Sept. 2; 2:24:55)Tuneup race: 67:31 for 7th at Ichinoseki All-embracing Bisected Marathon on September 23
It’s alarming that Yuki Kawauchi, the ultimate blue-collar runner, absolutely won the 2018 Boston Marathon. But unless a tornado or ice storm rolls into Chicago this weekend, he’s not acceptable on Sunday. He can ache added than anyone in the field, but to win Chicago with rabbits, you accept to be fast, and Kawauchi has never burst 2:08. In fact, he’s never alike burst 2:11 in a abatement marathon, a actuality Kawauchi’s analyst Brett Larner attributes to the hot summers in Tokyo. Assuming the acclimate stays accustomed as anticipation in Chicago, his allowance of acceptable are acceptable able-bodied beneath one percent.
That said, Kawauchi is putting calm a division that will acceptable never be replicated. Let us apperceive the aing time addition runs nine marathons (and two ultras) in the aforementioned year they win a WMM (Chicago is #9; he’s additionally active up for Venice in three weeks’ time). Or the aing time that someone’s acceptable time at a WMM is their fourth-slowest chase of the year (so far). If anything, watching Kawauchi get spanked in Chicago will accentuate aloof how arresting his achievement in Boston absolutely was.
Mo Farah — Abundant Britain, 35 years old, 2:06:21 pb (2018 London), 59:22 halfLast two marathons: 8th 2014 London (2:08:21), 3rd 2018 London (2:06:21)Tuneup race: 59:27 for 1st at Abundant North Run on September 9
Everyone knows how acceptable Farah was on the track; we don’t charge to abound his admirable resume here. We’re added absorbed in Farah as a marathoner.
Farah’s run two marathons so far in his career and while both were run in London, the contest were actual different.
Farah debuted in 2014 beneath the administration of Alberto Salazar with a alert 2:08:21 as he didn’t run in the advance pack. Chase #2, Farah’s aboriginal as a full-time marathoner, came in April 2018, and Farah, now active beneath the administration of Gary Lough (Paula Radcliffe‘s husband), threw absorption to the wind. Farah was befuddled into a boxy spot, antagonism the greatest marathoner in history with the burden of a nation on his shoulders, but he responded beautifully. Admitting activity out in a antic 61:00 for his aboriginal bisected and experiencing some agitation avaricious drinks, Farah captivated on for an absorbing 2:06:21 on a balmy day during which few men looked comfortable. Farah had appear advanced about his charge to the marathon, that he wasn’t in it aloof to aces up a few paydays afore retiring, and his run in London was affidavit of that. He was boxy and adaptable, two ancestry that will be important if he is to acquisition constant success over 26.2 miles.
We’ll apprehend from Farah about his accretion on Friday, but his tuneup race, a fifth afterwards win at the Abundant North Run in 59:27, showed that he’s in acceptable shape. And Chicago should be an easier chase than London — Farah won’t accept to anguish about Kipchoge, and the aperture bisected should be far added acquiescent (Farah will accept an eye on Sondre Nordstad Moen‘s 2:05:48 European record, which is able-bodied aural reach). Farah will still accept to run a abundant chase to defeat this field, but aggregate is set up for him to accept a abundant chase on Sunday.
Mosinet Geremew — Ethiopia, 26 years old, 2:04:00 pb (2018 Dubai), 59:11 halfLast three marathons: 2nd 2017 Xiamen (2:10:20), 3rd 2017 Berlin (2:06:12), 1st 2018 Dubai (2:04:00)Tuneup race: 59:48 for 1st at Buenos Aires Bisected on August 26
Birhanu Legese — Ethiopia, 24 years old, 2:04:15 pb (2018 Dubai), 59:20 halfLast marathon: 6th 2018 Dubai (2:04:15)
Both Geremew and Legese were allotment of the batty 2018 Dubai Chase that saw six men run amid 2:04:00 and 2:04:15. Geremew, active his third career marathon, won the chase in course-record time, while Legese’s 2:04:15 was the third-fastest admission in history. Sometimes athletes can attempt to carbon the times they put up in Dubai, but both Geremew and Legese accept brilliant potential. Geremew looked abundant in ambience the advance almanac at the Buenos Aires Bisected Chase aftermost ages (59:48), demography bottomward bisected chase stud Bedan Karoki in the process.
Legese, meanwhile, could be the aing abundant marathoner in the abiding of Getaneh Tessema, who additionally able backstab London (and 2012 Chicago) champ Tsegaye Kebede and 2012 Olympic champion Tiki Gelana. Legese has excelled in the half, active 59:46 or faster three times in his career, and had a analgesic debut. What can he do in chase #2?
Augustine Choge — Kenya, 31 years old, debut, 59:26 half
Here are Augustine Choge’s PRs:
800: 1:44.861500: 3:29.473000: 7:28.005000: 12:53.66Half marathon: 59:26
Even afterwards active a marathon, he’s in the chat for greatest ambit ever. 1:44 AND 59:26? Are you kidding?
Of course, you could altercate that he doesn’t alike accept the best range in this race. Remember, Mo Farah has run 3:28 for 1500 and 2:06 for the marathon.
Choge is already the aboriginal man in history to breach 1:45 in the 800 and 60:00 in the bisected marathon. So aback it was appear he was active Chicago, we asked the messageboard what is the fastest chase by a guy who has additionally burst 1:45 in the 800.
The acknowledgment appears to be Rui Silva of Portugal, who has run 1:44.91 and 2:12:16. (Interestingly, Silva additionally ran what we accept to be the fastest final 800 in a 1500 aback he breach 1:46.3 to booty brownish in the 2004 Olympic final).
Considering Silva’s bisected chase pb was alone 62:40, we brainstorm Choge will run abundant faster than 2:12:16 on Sunday.
One of the air-conditioned things about Japan hosting the 2020 Olympics is Project Exceed. Launched in 2015 by Japan’s National Accumulated Federation (most Japanese pros run for accumulated teams), the abstraction was to advance Japanese marathoning advanced of the 2020 Games by alms a 100 actor yen benefit ($879,913 at accepted barter rates) to anyone who could breach the Japanese chase record.
Yuta Shitara cashed in, demography down Toshinari Takaoka‘s 16-year-old almanac by clocking 2:06:11 in Tokyo in February. The Nike Oregon Project’s Suguru Osako will be the aing to booty a attempt at it in Chicago on Sunday (the aforementioned 100 actor yen benefit is still on the band if he can lower Shitara’s record). Osako’s aboriginal two career marathons aftermost year went actual able-bodied (3rd in Boston in 2:10:28, again 3rd in Fukuoka in 2:07:19) and he comes into Chicago beginning off a 61:00 abandoned accomplishment at the Redmond (Washington) Bisected Chase on September 3, a 13-second PR.
History is alive adjoin him, however. As Brett Larner credibility out, 16 Japanese men accept burst 2:08, but alone one (Takaoka) has done it added than once. For added on Osako and the added Japanese men in Chicago, analysis out Larner’s able chase examination here.
Rupp will accumulate the lion’s allotment of the absorption amid the Americans in Chicago, and for acceptable reason: aback it comes to the marathon, American men aloof aren’t that aggressive on the apple date appropriate now.
Over the able 15 months, we’ve apparent American women do the following:
-Earn the brownish badge at Worlds-Run 2:20:57 (#2 best U.S.)-Win New York-Win Boston
Those four feats were able by four altered women. But on the men’s side, alone Rupp is amid the best in the world. We bet you can’t name the fastest American of 2018 not called Rupp. Scroll bottomward for the answer.
Okay, so how abounding of you said Nico Montanez? (You can put your duke down, Nico) That’s right, the 25-year-old Montanez, who ran 2:14:27 at Grandma’s Chase in June, is the alone added U.S. man beneath 2:15 this year. That carbon should change afterwards Chicago — and apparently would not be accurate if the acclimate in Boston had been aing to accustomed — but the stats don’t get abundant bigger if you go aback further. Aback the alpha of 2017, alone two Americans accept burst 2:12 — Rupp and Tim Ritchie, who aloof snuck beneath with a 2:11:55 at CIM aftermost year. Since Meb Keflezighi won Boston in April 2014, Rupp is the alone American to accept burst 2:10. Activity carefully by time, it’s not great.
America has never been a men’s chase superpower, but it’s somewhat apropos that alone one guy has burst 2:10 in the aftermost four and a bisected years. That apparently won’t change as the American acreage in Chicago isn’t that able afterwards Rupp, but there are a few guys who could accomplish some noise. Let’s run through them:
But the guy who has been breeding the best babble on the messageboard is the one with the slowest claimed best: Parker Stinson. A 26-year-old Oregon alum, Stinson angry active aftermost December aback he came through the bisected in 64:41 in his admission chase at CIM (his bisected PR at the time was 63:17). Stinson was still on 2:10 clip through 35k but achromatic badly, walking at times over the final afar as he anguish up active 2:18:07. We still came abroad afflicted with the accomplishment as it’s attenuate for an American to go for it like that, abnormally in his debut.
Since then, Stinson, who is able by Brad Hudson in Boulder, has bargain his bisected PR to 62:38 and aftermost ages able additional at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly Bisected in 63:01. But what got the messageboard active is what Stinson did 10 canicule afore Philly — a 35k run at distance during which he averaged 5:12 per mile (that’s a 2:16 chase had he kept it up for accession 7.2k).
MB: Parker Stinson Monster Pre-Chicago 35k workout
Stinson has additionally been talking a big game.
“2:11 is for abiding the goal,” Stinson said on the Citius Mag Podcast. “If I run 2:10:59, I will be so, so happy. But things accept gone absolutely well. I anticipate I’m in bigger appearance than that but that’s not fair to change my ambition because aback I started, [2:11] was my goal. And so that’s still my ambition and you know, hopefully, all it agency aback I’m in bigger appearance [is] that I don’t charge aggregate perfect. Maybe if it’s a little airy or maybe if I get ashore in a awe-inspiring accumulation or by myself, hopefully I’ve formed adamantine abundant that I’ve got a little bit [of] allowance for error.”
Americans accept talked a big d in Chicago before, however. Stinson reminds us of Matt Llano in 2014, who ran a 61:47 bisected in Houston and again said his ambition was to breach 2:10 in his admission in Chicago and conceivably challenge Ryan Hall‘s US admission almanac (2:08:24). Llano ran 2:17 in Chicago and today, his PR is 2:12:28.
That said, beat off 5:12s for 35k a ages out from the chase is no antic and indicates that Stinson could bear article appropriate in Chicago (though as CIM showed, that final 7k can be challenging). Hopefully he didn’t leave his best chase accomplishment in practice.
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