1. Silas KIPLAGAT KEN 89 3:31.78
2. Mekonnen GEBREMEDHIN ETH 88 3:31.86
3. Matthew CENTROWITZ USA 89 3:31.96
4. Nixon Kiplimo CHEPSEBA KEN 90 3:32.31
5. Caleb Mwangangi NDIKU KEN 92 3:32.39
6. Collins CHEBOI KEN 87 3:33.22
7. Bethwell BIRGEN KEN 88 3:33.25
8. Benson SEUREI KEN 88 3:33.76
9. Gideon GATHIMBA KEN 80 3:33.83
10. Leonel MANZANO USA 84 3:34.08
11. Nick WILLIS NZL 83 3:34.85
12. Yoann KOWAL FRA 87 3:39.01
- Galen RUPP USA 86 DNF
- Ismail Kipngetich KOMBICH KEN 85 DNF
- Geofrey BARUSEI KEN 94 DNF
You notice how wide Centro went on the last turn with 100m to go? That's a lot of extra running! He does a great job against american competition at running against the rail to ensure he runs the shortest distance. Yet against international milers he's always coming around the bend wide, and thus running a longer distance. He needs to work on that, but great race nonetheless.
I counted on him being the top Amerikan finisher. Had his semi heat not been so damn fast at London, he would have a sure lock on the silver. Yes, he would have beaten M.
|Not to be negative, but...|
Agree but he's always 3rd, right? Or 4th? How about smooth, tactics = 1st place!?!
Really? Looked to me as if he ran the last 120 meters in lane 4. That's tactically good? If he had been patient he would have won the race. And yeah,I watched it live.
Not to mention he got surgery this year on his knee because he banged it up hard. Imagine what he would have done building off of last year's success. Surely he would have run 3:30 flat or faster.