"From the start I wanted to roll, so I just went out and hit it hard, man. I was like, 'Shit! I'm a 3:48 miler! I can run back to back to back 4:12s any day!' "
"Lagat was an animal. Seriously, I tried to hang and he lit me up. Them Kenyans just have a way, I don't know... It's like trying to chase down sailing skeletons. Crazy fast."
"I like the 5 (5000m), but I'm not going to switch to it. I figure in a few years Berny's (Bernard Lagat) gonna be out of here and I'll have free reign in the 1500. I don't know, I feel like I've still got a lot left to do. I want to break 3:30. No, f*** that. I'm GOING to break 3:30!"
"Yeah, I might go after it (Kennedy's AR record), but it'll be tough. Besides, I hate running evenly. It blows, man. I'd rather just go out a tear like a 3:50+ for the first mile and just freaking roll from there. I think if I run the first in like 3:53-3:55, the rest will be easy."
"Running's like rocking, dude. If you're gonna do it, there's no half-assing. It's all or nothing. I wanna make people hurt, ya know. I wanna just go out there and crush them. Hell, I wanna put blood in their stool."