Brazier went in to the 800 heats with the fastest time of all the entrants. Yet, he was nowhere to be seen on the last lap, finishing in 4th - a spot that would not qualify.
Now there was an explanation for him not having it at all. He said he knew he'd be DQd - and he was - for stepping on the line on the first turn. So he basically had no reason to run hard.
Let's hope Brazier can get it going in the years to come. Such a big talent. I hope we don't have an 800 version of Steve Holman.