Fisher could’ve made this year’s 1500m team but that’s not saying much. Zero chance he could be “world level” in the 800m, though.
Really impressive win today in the 5k. Hopefully he can medal at Worlds. As good as he is, I still wouldn’t call him a favorite. The Ethiopians not doubling should help his chances.
I am not sure that's true - it means he doesn't race their best, but it also means he faces fresh athletes in every race
Much higher chance Fisher beats Teare in the 1500 yesterday than Teare beats Fisher in the 5000 today.
LMFAO Fisher can't run 51.9 fresh, let alone close a 1500 at that pace.
roDFjo - dumbMFer
For those that don't pay attention - Teare ran 13:06 mostly solo in the rain with a 4:05 last 1600 and a 55.85 final lap. He only had a pacer for 1800m. This was in March. Fisher closed in 4:03 with pacers for 3800m.
Who's to say the race tactics of Fisher wouldn't have required him to close in 51.9.
What makes you think Fisher was close to maxed out in this race? Sure I could see Teare giving him a run, but it's still not likely that Teare wins.
Thank you, the BTC brigade needs to relax a little. I would still bet on Fisher over Teare in a fast 5k, but I’d expect them to be much closer over 5k than 1500m.
Wow I didn't realize Teare had such a big last 1600 and 400 in that race.
I think Teare would have just sit and kicked on Fisher. Don't forget Fisher just got out kicked by Klecker who isn't exactly known for his sprint speed.
Incorrect. Fisher wouldn’t have beaten Josh Thompson his teammate.
That 10k was really slow. It would've been nice to see Teare and Klecker in this 5k to know for sure how this would shake out though!
Why not? Fisher beat Thompson by a second in a 1500 just two weeks ago
…though I guess technically to make the team the man to beat is Gregorek? I mean maybe, but probably not.
On Teare vs Fisher, I think Fisher would have dropped and held off Teare here. But I think Teare might beat Woody and Nur because he could’ve matched Nurs move and had something the last 200.
I know you are just trolling, but in Feb Fisher ran 12:53 with a 3:57 last 1600 and closed in 58. There is ZERO chance Teare would have beaten Fisher today regardless of the race. ZERO chance unless Fisher gets injured. Yesterday, I’d say Fisher would have had a 10% chance of winning, maybe a little better if the race went a bit faster.
This was a sit and kick-fest and Thompson is rapidly gaining form. Thompson’s top speed is way better than Grants so he’d need to be at the front to hold off that sub-38 last 300 from Thompson
A 54 second close compared to Fisher's 60. After the 10k champs, Schumacher said as much to Rojo - he said that race was made for Kincaid with his closing speed.
Look, Fisher performed well today, I'm not disputing that. But perspective is needed. When you see Barega and Kejelcha close a 26:50 race in 51 seconds, as they did at last year's trials, you know there's another level. You think Fisher could have hung with Kimeli and Krop in Rome this year? The competition at 5k is brutal right now
I didn’t see the race but I would imagine he had a bit of a lead at the bell from his surge and didn’t need anything more than a 60 to just shut the race down. I’m sure in a closer race he would have been able to close much faster than he did here
Actually you're right. If the race played out like yesterday then he doesn't have much of a chance. But I think anything under 3:40 he's in the mix.