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Chicago has a history of good conditions. Just because it has bad conditions for two years doesn't mean that's going to continue. Berlin is just as likely as Chicago to have unfavorable conditions on race day. As for the competition, world records don't happen in contested races – they typically happen in runaway efforts where the winner feels free to roll the dice with a fast pace. Besides, Chicago traditionally has the stronger field and, seeing as Wanjiru at Chicago was announced before Kibet at Berlin, it's hard to say that Wanjiru was ducking the competition. Without knowing the fields at either event, he want for the one with the traditionally stronger field.