Emmanuel won’t be the only fast Mutai in the field on Nov. 6. His countryman Geoffrey joined the fray in late September. The fastest marathoner of all-time by way of his jaw-dropping 2:03:02 performance at Boston in April, Mutai was untouchable on the roads this past summer. He ran the fastest 10K on U.S. soil (27:19) to win the BAA inaugural 10K in June, then came back a month later to decimate a loaded field—which included Gebremariam and Emmanuel Mutai—at the Giro di Castelbuono 10K in Sicily. His presence in the race and front-running reputation will put the course record of 2:07:43 in serious jeopardy.
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