Jager pretty much has left already. Jerry is in Eugene and Jager is in Portland.
Jager had a great athletics career but it is over. Jager is not even one of the top 20 runners in the US anymore.
what do you think he will do after this?
bulk up like Ryan Hall, and wonder what the hell he was doing trying to be the best at a skinny sport.
He's at the end of his career, and might retire after the Olympics. He might just stay on and become Hamiliton's mentor for next year, then quit.
If that is his plan, then no point leaving.
Fall back on his college degree and get a job in that field.
Evan is set to retire soon. When was the last time he raced?
What’re you talking about? He made the world championships team for USA only 16 months ago and was 6th in the world. You Americans are a fickle bunch with poor memory.
This is where intelligence matters. Evan will be 35 in March and he cannot seem to stay healthy. He is finished as an elite runner.
Team spends a decent amount of time at altitude camps, so it's not like living in portland vs eugene is a huge chunk of the year to be training alone. probably a lot of base work at this point. can always drive to eugene for a session if he wants
he's 35 in a few months in and olympic year and the final year of a contract - why shake things up?
Still hurts to watch. He had 7:56
No he did not have 7:56. He fell for a reason. How do folks like you not understand this?
This is why it is difficult to interact on this site. There are so many low IQs. So the winner of the race ran 7:58.83 and he had a nice finish whereas Jager was clearly tiring. Jager, if he hadn’t fallen, would have likely won the race, in maybe 7:57.5 or so. So you say he would have run 7:56 and your fellow morons all upvote you. Meanwhile the intelligent wonder what world you idiots live in.
He had 7:58-low, not 7:56. But, still, 7:58 is so much different than 8:00, it sucks…
Yes, 7:58 is a good educated guess. I was being generous with 7:57.5 and we are making educated guesses, as opposed to an uneducated guess of 7:56. And yes the fall was a bummer, and of course it was the 4th of July in Paris. But Evsn did have other opportunities to break 8 and he just couldn’t do it. So that was his best chance.
EJ is old. Honestly does he need Jerry at this point? They started working together 15 years ago when he was just out of high school.
If you don’t know how to train by now that is your fault. Honestly might do better calling some of his own shots, reading that old body.
I see him getting that third spot but not having the standard for the Olympics
Physics must work differently on your planet if you think that fall only cost Evan 2 seconds. He finished in 8:00.45. The winner Birech was 7:58.8 and Evan had a two second lead on him going into the final barrier. At worst, Evan was 7:57-low but likely 7:56 mid-high.
Evan’s lead was less than 2 seconds. Not sure why you would lie about this. Plus you are assuming a clearly tiring (he fell) Jager would finish as fast as Birech. No matter how you slice it, Jager was not running 7:56 without the fall.
Anyone with functioning eyes can see that Evan jumped that final barrier at 7:47.1 and Birech was 7:48.9 at the same point. Fine, 1.8 seconds. 7:58.8 - 1.8 = 7:57 flat. Clearing that final barrier and perhaps glancing at the clock would've given Evan a huge burst of adrenaline to finish strong. So yeah, 7:56 mid-high. But keep hoping no one watches the replay so you have a chance of being right.