Skips Arm Day wrote:
The same thing is puzzling me too. If you were capable of world record shape you'd obviously want to be as close to it as possible to win championships, considering being faster than everyone else is inherent in the definition of "world record." It's not like someone's going to sit and out kick you going WR pace. Does anyone know what, if any, is the difference in approach for these two objectives?
It is the strong possibility in a medal race of blowing up in the attempt and coming in 8th against knowing that if you are in the lead pack at the bell you are in with a really good shot of outkicking everyone.
But then you knew that.