My association with Boston first began in 1983, and over those years there've been several races w/ westerly wind — but none yielded WR times.
Monday's tailwind seemed to be more intermittent than steady during the elite men's and women's races, and in many sections of the course the runners were not exposed to it at all.
The second criteria IAAF uses for WR consideration is net elevation drop. Boston's also discounted for that.
The paradox here folks is that Rotterdam, Berlin, Chicago, and London are race-track fast layouts designed precisely to produce World Record attempts every year. But unlike Boston, they all meet IAAF WR approval. How 'bout that?
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