Thought this was an interesting idea:
Terrific run by Charlie Grice, I don't know why this isn't getting a mention.
Puts him 4th on the all-time GB indoor 800m list. This is a guy who is 5th on the all-time GB 1500m list outdoors.
Hopefully he can go sub 3:30 this year, as well as make the team for Tokyo of course.
Face it, GB would absolutely destroy every other nation on Earth in a 800/1500m combined competition (ie., every runner has to double up). Britain is the number 1 middle-distance powerhouse again.
To make it easier, I think it should be limited to three people from each country who must have competed since 2016.
There's six medals up for grabs and three people from each country. The way I see it it's:
Jake Wightman: 1:44/3:29
Charlie Grice: 1:45i/3:30
Josh Kerr: 1:45/3:32
Timothy Cheriyot: 1:43/3:28 (almost a lock for the 1500)
Ferguson Rotich: 1:42/3:33
Cornelius Tewei?: 1:43/3:35
Donovan Brazier: 1:42/3:35
Matthew Centrowitz: 1:44/3:30
Craig Engels: 1:44/3:34
They only make the cut really because of their 1500m times and Henrik's great 2k that shows he can still run fast.
It's hard to find someone who's specifically really good at both and I probably missed a few people.
I see the US with the 800m gold, 1500m bronze maybe.
Kenya with the 800m silver and bronze, and the 1500m Gold
Norway with nothing in the 800m and the 1500m silver
and Britain with nothing in the 800m and the 1500m bronze maybe