Quote Of The Day
“That’s one of the most high anxiety situations I’ve ever been in – so much building up to just making the team for weeks in advance. It went out really slow … And Dathan [Ritzenhein] made the big move. It was definitely tough running, and I looked around – looked at the big screen with a ‘K’ to go – and I saw we had like 40 meters all of a sudden, and that’s the first I knew that it wasn’t five guys in a group. It was just a huge relief at that point. I probably didn’t finish as well as I could have – Jerry [Schumacher] got on me for that: ‘You can’t just be happy just to make the team.’ I was like, ‘Just this once, can I just be happy to make the team?'”
– Chris Derrick talking about making the US team for the Moscow 2013 World Championships in the 10,000m. Derrick also offers some really good analysis/perspective on the almost controversially slow men’s 5,000m, where the leaders went through 3,200m in 10:22.