Let's see... first rust buster of the year at altitude and probably at least worth a 1:52 at sea level in an event that's nowhere near his specialty. Yeah, pretty horrible folks...
Please, you're making so many assumptions in that post it's not funny.
1. He got beat.
2. He shouldn't have such a bad day that he runs almost a 1:55.
Clearly something wasn't right, but of course that doesn't mean he's 'lost it' in any sense of the word. Just had a bad day. Besides, "first rust buster" doesn't really hold much water when it comes to validating performances.