no kidding wrote:
yeah it boggles my mind to think about this. the best 800 guys are so specialized now...
Souleiman was WC bronze @ 800m and has ran 7:39i. i suspect he could run with the big boys @ 5K.
As far as current American's Torrence isn't close to being a 800 medalist, but 1:45 and 13:16 isn't shabby. Sowinski/Bang/Nick in a 5K is not happening hahaha!
[quote]Lumpy Loofer wrote:
Can you imagine an 800 WC medalist running a serious track 5K on the men's side?
If so, I'd love to know who.
well said aouita won the olympic 5000 in 84 and got 3rd in the olympic 800 in 88