He has a mental block related to his fall in Paris and his multiple sub 8:05 performances. He needs to address that by competing a number of times rather than coming in for one race and then leaving it at that. He needs the confidence as well to go after the time in races like this, because his best performances have stemmed from that strategy where other guys have great abilities to accelerate at the end but don't often have the ability to sustain a sub 8 pace as long as Jager can if it is even.
He really needs to run a steeple, a 1500m, and then the target fast steeple when he is sharp. Don't forget that he ran that Paris race years ago the week after running multiple heats at U.S. champs in the heat.
Is everyone this stupid on here? If you’re so good at coaching why don’t you coach an athlete to be as consistent as Jager?
Oh wait that’s right the only coaching you’ll be doing is from the bench of your kids team going on about how they have a mental block from a bad race.