The 1k should be exciting however as American Curits Beach - who has a 2:23 1k pb - is in 6th place. Beach is 186 points out of second. To get the silver, he'd have to beat Kasyanova by 16.55 seconds which seems unlikely.
Why does a big W seem unlikely for C. Beach? Have we already forgotten the circumstances surrounding his 2:23 1000m PB? https://youtu.be/XCDwNZfrwxw
He knows how to make big things happen on the biggest stages, and I love that we get to see a true mid-d wizard take a shot in this one. I'm not saying I'd bet money on him doing it, but I definitely won't call it "unlikely" for him to reprise his 2012 NCAA performance.