|Running on Empathy|
It's probably a little premature to infer that Symmonds must move up. He might just have one more Olympics in him as an 800 runner. He said himself he previously didn't think he could run faster than 1:43.5ish. Now he's talking about him and/or Solomon breaking Johnny Gray's AR in the coming years.
And I do believe one of them will do it.
You can't just take his 800 pr and plug it into a calculator and find out what he can run in a 1500/mile.
After watching him race over the years, it is clear to me that the 800 is by far his best event. He might be good for 3:52 in the mile, but what would be the point of him focusing on it?