I get that the 1500 is crazy stacked and a little unpredictable, but this is going to make the 5k even more unpredictable. A lot of our top 1500 guys appear to be moving up or contemplating it as a back up plan. Let's see, we have:
Will Leer 3:35/13:36
Non US contingent
Did I miss anyone?
Just looked at the schedule.
5K prelim is 6/25
6/28 has the 1500 prelim at 4:50and the 5K final at 7:38
People serious about the 5,000 would not want to run a 1500 a couple hours before their final.
But Webb ...
To me it looks like you can chase the 1500 team and then double back for a tactical 5k if you screw up. I'm sure Webb being able to run a 3:38 and 13:49 in the span of 45 minutes would indicate he could possibly attempt it.
6/25: Men's 5k prelim
6/28: Men's 1500 prelim (2:45 rest in between), Men's 5k final
7/1: Men's 1500 final
It's not doable unless you're Lagat circa 2008