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LELISA DESISA | BOSTON MARATHON SPECIAL ANALYSIS | ETHIOPIA

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Lelisa Desisa is one of the best marathon runners in the world. In 2013 he jumped into the marathon scene by winning the Dubai Marathon and the Boston Marathon, both within 3 months of each other.

On April 15, 2019 (which is tomorrow!), Desisa will be attempting an incredible 3rd victory in Boston.

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Analysis Points:

Running Mechanics - 8
Desisa is extremely efficient, yes, but there are multiple negatives to his running mechanics. First, his shoulder sway in each stride is quite large. This, potentially, lowers his overall efficiency and leaves both of his feet on the ground for a longer period of time on each stride. Additionally, Desisa often is slightly too upright on his stride.

Mental Toughness - 10
Desisa clearly deserves a 10 here. On multiple marathons, Desisa has pulled out extremely gutsy performances to win marathons. In both the 2013 Boston Marathon and the 2015 Boston Marathon, Desisa closed his last few miles at a pace that no others could endure. I believe he completely deserves a 10 here.

Strong Kick - 9
For the purposes of a marathon, I'm using Desisa's last few miles as his "kick". He clearly has the ability to shift gears and beat his opponents, but his overall kick is not quite as impressive as other runners I've seen in the past including Haile Gebrselasse or Kenenisa Bekele.

Career Longevity - 7
Considering Desisa is still working on his overall running career, it's difficult to give him anything above a 7 at the moment. As I mentioned in the video, I think this number will go up in the future.

Championship Races - 9
Overall, Desisa's marathon major performances have been quite impressive. He's already won 2 Boston Titles, a Dubai title, and a New York City Title. Very impressive indeed.

Running Range - 8
Desisa has run great times from the 10k all he way up to the marathon, but his personal records for any race below 10k is not quite as impressive as others. For this, I gave him an 8.

Tactical Awareness - 10
I believe this is Desisa's strongest asset. His marathon major races have been full of great decisions at crucial times during races. His move in the 2018 New York City Marathon was perfectly timed for him to win. I fully expect him to inject surges and long drives in the future that will help him win races.

Personal Bests - 9
Desisa has great times in the 10k (27:18), the half marathon (59:30) and the marathon (2:04:45). I fully expect him to improve on his marathon in the future. Currently, I believe he deserves a 9 but perhaps this also can be improved in the future.

Records Broken - 7
Again, he hasn't broken many records. He's run great times and he has broken a handful of course records, but his lack of national records, world records, and other record breaking races is lacking.

Adaptation - 8
Desisa is great at responding to changes in races, but it seems to me that his greatest year in racing was back in 2013 and he's been trying to return to that form ever since. He's been quite good at racing over the years, but he's been beaten multiple times by other great runners.

Total Score: 85

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