Haven't had the chance to watch it yet. Thanks though, I will now.
He explains this in his post-race interview. He's also talked about doing a 5000 this summer.
I don't think it would be a competition between Bumbi and Jager. Jager=superior speed and superior talent in general. If he chooses to focus on the 5k in 2016, he could be trials champion. Unless Rupp is still throwin down 5k's, I personally think by 2016 he'll be either a 10k or marathon specialist though. I don't think he'll have the speed in 4 years to win at 5k. Maybe at trials, definitely not at the Olympics though. He'll be a badass half/full marathoner, however.
Besides, he got surgery for falling down the stairs, not for running.
ryan foreman wrote:
Teg and Jager both seem more talented than Solinsky. Solinsky was just better for a time because he trained harder over more miles and stayed healthy. Until he wasn't healthy.
In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing Jager in the Olympics. He's ready to test himself against the world's best and see how he stands.
Exactly. He was running unbelievable times for the work load that he was putting in. Superb talent, I really hope he gives the 5k a shot again (and who knows, maybe even the 10K??) It'd be interesting to see what he could do.
Robot Unicorn wrote:
Jager is a TREMENDOUS talent--perhaps even more so than Chris Derrick. Not only has he consistently beaten Derrick over the years (albeit with the one year age difference), but he found success very early with much less mileage than Derrick. It's crazy that he was running those kinds of times on only 40 miles a week.
You can find some of that info in this interview and the comments: