How is it physiologically possible for someone to have a 3:50 mile, a 26:44 10,000 and be unable to break 13 for 5,000?
How can a guy with those abilities POSSIBLY lose a 5,000 to the guys that beat him?
Does he just have zero RACING acumen? Or is it more complicated?
My theory is that the 1500/mile and the 10,000 are both very "dopeable" distances, with huge benefits from EPO in the 1500 and thyroid boosting in the 10,000.
Because the 5,000 falls in no-man's land between these benefits, it is harder to get the benefit with these drugs. EPO doesn't cut it, neither does thyroid boosting. True TALENT and WORK are the main elements for success in this UNDOPEABLE distance.