What makes this all the more amazing, on top of his 4:08-4:01 splits. His first lap was 34.38!!??? I'm all for conservative starts and negative splitting, but that first lap might have cost him 2-3 seconds. If he had gone out in 31, he might not have closed quite as fast, but he would surely have run faster. All of his other splits made sense. Running 8:09 is amazing, running it with a 34.38 first lap is out of this world and makes his run truly world class.
Yes, so he must have run his last 3000m in about 7:33 - 7:34 Correct me if I'm wrong.
First 200 in 34 + 19 more yards then 3000m
8:09.75 - 34 - 19 more yards.