John Macardle wrote:
I don't agree that everybody seems to think that 18 year old Athing is unstoppable, but she is closer to medaling right now than Hocker. No one can no for certain how much either of them will develop.
The only thing I'd be worried about for Mu is racing tactics. I hope she runs a few 800's with the pros so she can learn to race strategically. As for Hocker, I heard he was training through so the 1:46 when they only went out in 52 high is pretty solid. If he was a pure 800m runner, we'd probably be talking about him running 1:44 later this year. I'm not sure if the 1500 the day before had much of an impact on him since he was content to sit until the end of it.