Afterwards, Willis said he thought he could break 13:10 in the 5000 as he told the NZ Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10794267) the following:
I started to think about it. Since the 5k is after the 1,500, he might as well do it at the Olympics.
Nick Willis said:
If I could run 13:27 sevens years ago, and that was on a hot day without pacemakers, it shouldn't be a problem [to qualify] but we will have to wait and see.
I know I should be able to run under 13:10 for the 5k given good healthy training. It's just a matter of being able to do that. It's much easier said than done.
And that got me to thinking, is there any chance his speed gets him a medal in the Olympic 5k? Could his odds be better there than in the 5000?
So here are three questions.
What do you think the odds of the following are:
1) He actually breaks 13:10 in the 5k this year?
2) He medals in the 5k at the Olympics in 2012?
3) He medals in the 1,500 at the Olympic in 2012?
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