"We had to put yesterday behind us; six hours in the car, windscreen wipers were frozen but we got here and I’ve won a medal, I couldn’t be happier. I ran the race as hard I could; I was so tired at the end. It means so much to me to get the win; it bodes well for the rest of the year, especially the Europeans."
"I raced smart and came away with a medal, which was the main thing."
In other meet action, former African jr. champ Haftamnesh Tsefay will face Ethiopian champion Dera Dida in the 3000.
Top-7 were under 8:30.
Will we get to witness another legendary performance?
Erik Sowinski won the 800 in 1:45.92 while Ben Blankenship (7:52.80) was 2nd in the 3K behind Ethiopia's Dejene Gonfa (7:51.99). Caroline Chepkurui took the steeple in 9:31; Tigst Assefa won the 800 (2:00.66)
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Eunice Sum will face the new and improved Caster Semenya in the 800 and there will also be a great men's steeple with Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Birech, Brimin Kipruto, and Conseslus Kipruto
Salazar explains why he wants his athletes to do an all-out peak twice a year rather than train through indoor with just one peak in outdoor.
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"The 3,000 is a little short for me, but I always want to win,"
Jager will be working on those tactics when he tries to win the 3000 at USA Indoors this weekend.
Salazar: "There always are people entered who don't run. But I'm not going to worry about it. It's out of our hands. There is nothing we can do about it."
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He says good friend Eliud Kipchoge gave him some great advice when out injured last year.
Qatar got another win from Abdulrahman Musaeb Balla with 1:46.92 in the 800.