The results are not bad. He laid down a marker and the victories and times, a low 1:45 and high 1:44, at this time of the season is good for self confidence.
“There is still a lot of work for him to do and he has to put in a lot to get to the level everyone expects of him as he returns to prepare for his next outing in Ostrava over 600m on May 24, and then Birmingham in 800m...
“It will get much tougher for him to live up to expectation. A lot depends on how we handle his races but Australia was fantastic races for him. A lot of 800m runners were waiting to see how he would run and find what position he is in at the moment.
“It was cold, blistery and windy and he does not like that so he could not go out as he would want to. We are waiting to see how he performs on a warm night and low winds where he feels free to express himself, but he is moving in the right direction,”
On the one hand, he seems to admit 1:44.9 is a long way from 1:40.9. On the other hand, he seems to make a few excuses about the weather.
What do you think? Was anyone at the meet? How cold/windy was it?
This webstie make it look like it was 50s or 60s?