Originally Posted by myflipflops
The marathons are going to be sensational.
I would especially love to be there for the womens marathon if Radcliffe toes the line in shape. Any one can go and watch some Olympic compettion for free so the crowds should be huge and going mental for Radcliffe. If she is in contention with 5 miles to go it will be a sight.
I also think the Games will be another Usain Bolt show if he stays injury free. This is the real legacy year. 3 golds and another WR in the 100 for good measure.
+1 on the marathon both men and female are gonna be great races and even though I don't think Radcliffe will be able to compete with Keitany, Kiplagat and Shobukova the unknown factor of her fitness creates great interest
The mens is absolutely mouth watering, the only downside is that Kenya can only send three as there are about 5 who can compete on any one day though I think G Mutai has to be overwhelming favourite however Winter XC results have created a bit of interest.
In terms of Bolt I think injury free is the big if as he pulled out of his season opener which he had continually stated he was looking forward to, in order to travel to Europe for sponsorship related stuff and a "General Check up" in Germany. Probably people making a mountain out of a mole hill but to opt out of season opener for this in an Olympic year seems like there may be a little more to peoples claims of a niggle