Yeah, I didn't want to think it about Cheserek. But I have to agree with you.
Some of the miraculous improvements of Oregon distance runners over the past two or three years were suspicious to say the least -- still, I really didn't want to believe it about Chez.
But doubling back THAT quickly with THAT kind of race, it isn't humanly possible without doping. Never has been. Never will be.
It would have been one thing to double back with a gut-spilling all-out 3:59 or so. But the man kicked it in like Butch Reynolds over the last 150 meters, off a 3:54 pace. (Come to think of it, Butch Reynolds is the last guy I saw who looked so fresh while running a world elite time. Then we found out later why Butch was always so fresh.)
A "strength and conditioning" specialist is now one of the greatest distance coaches in NCAA history. That sure has a funny smell to it.