The 10,000m on the track has been very good to me so I am excited to get back out there and see what I can do.”
“It gives me a year to do more track races and then go into the Olympics. So in a way I think it works out well for me.”
Jackson says he spoke with Bernard Lagat, Mo Farah, Sanya Richards and Justin Gatlin when seeking retirement advice.
They compare a video of Chelimo's DQ to one of Mo Farah at Worlds last year where he wasn't DQed.
Farah had been nominated for the award so many times and somehow only once finished in the top 3 (he wasn't even in top 3 with double Olympic wins last year) that he didn't attend in person this year and was stunned to win. The live national TV video feed then went out. Video and Farah's reaction here.
Knight says he went "fanboy" when he introduced himself to Mo Farah after the 5000 semis in London.
A lot of interesting analysis from the 2017 season on the state of the sport, doping and individual athletes. Is Kenni Harrison the new Asafa Powell?
Mo Farah also says he's moving back to the UK after his career is over. "Trump doesn’t help does he? That’s not the reason though, the reason is I miss it, we have all the family (in the UK)."
Farah complained of Ethiopian team tactics which kept him out of position going into the final lap, but the case is that Edris' last 200, 400, 1000 and 3000 splits were just as good as anything Farah's ever done when he won previous Worlds.
*LRC Analysis: How Did Muktar Edris Beat Mo Farah?
On his start line gesture Chelimo said, "It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down."
*2nd article Muktar Edris also did the "Mobot" as he won, but said it was out of respect for Farah.
John O'Sullivan writes that their "treatment of Gatlin is in stark contrast to the refusal to ask questions about Mo Farah [and Alberto Salazar.]