Do you think Flanagan’s American record of 14:44 is within reach?
"I wasn’t thinking about it after Paris, because seven seconds is a lot when you’ve already run that kind of PR. I really don’t know where I’m going to find seven seconds. It’s something I can try for, at least. It’s a good goal to have for the end of the summer—something to just get you into the race. I want to get into the mix in the first 3K. In Paris, I felt like I was off a little bit. I was leading a third pack of people. There’s got to be more of that. I’ve got to be dragged rather than leading a little group. I’m thinking about improving on what I’ve done. I don’t want to get it into my head that I’m going for an American record or something like that. It’s a tall order. If Shalane’s done it, then you really have to be in phenomenal shape to do it. It’s not at all expected. I think there’s a three percent chance of it happening."