Interesting thought experiment. I found myself initially disagreeing with you, then agreeing, then disagreeing, then agreeing again. Tough question.
I guess I would say it’s a wash. In the Marathon there’s room for error and correction, whereas one small mistake in sprinting and you’re done. That said, I would say that in a championship setting the Marathon is a different ball game than sprinting is. It’s more tactical, and thus if it goes slower then I could see one of the Kenyan’s not getting a medal, even though they’re the clear clear favorites for the sweep.
Hard. Anyone else have more coherent thoughts?
Interesting, that’ll make for some good TV