I don't think there is a "winning strategy" for a front runner when there is someone faster in the field.

If Goule had taken off at a faster pace, Mu could have easily followed her, and Goule would have had even less left for the final 100m. And what would have been the alternative? Sit behind other runners and try to outkick the "rest" in the home stretch? Well, that's what Rogers did to win the bronze. That's not a "winning" strategy. The only way you could win with that is if Mu either blows up or it tripped. And that was a more natural strategy for Rogers than for Goule.

If Goule had taken off at a faster pace, Mu could have easily followed her, and Goule would have had even less left for the final 100m. And what would have been the alternative? Sit behind other runners and try to outkick the "rest" in the home stretch? Well, that's what Rogers did to win the bronze. That's not a "winning" strategy. The only way you could win with that is if Mu either blows up or it tripped. And that was a more natural strategy for Rogers than for Goule.

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