2005 Chicago winner and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, working on Sunday as an analyst for Channel 5, see the women's race as follows:
"Berhane Adere has surprised Adriana (Pirtea) and Constantina (Tomescu-Dita) in separate years. I'd never count her out in a race. I think Constntina probably has recovered well (from Beijing). She'll be riding on the bliss of her Olympic medal. I think this field is so even. So many of the girls have recorded their PRs in the last year or two."