Why on earth would you run the 5000 when you are capable of running top times in the 1500?
And why run the 1500 if you are competitive in the 800? No one cares about the 5000 as it is long and often boring. The 1500 is way more exciting. They might as well just eliminate the 10,000 as no one cares to watch someone run 25 laps. Replace the 5k with the 3k and then go straight to the marathon. Make cross country a winter sport and Basta!
Because the 5000 consists of 13 to 15 minutes of running the whole time.
Sprints only consist of a few seconds of running, and then an hour or so of just standing around.
It is easy to see which of these is most boringgggggggggggg..... the sprints are.
And I never watch them for that reason.