Now, on to the wtf's.
Silas Kiplagat: 3:57.59 for 12th?
Asbel Kiprop: 3:58.24 for 13th?
Okay, maybe the jet lag got to them...but, then again, 5 other Kenyans were sub-3:54 in that race, 3 of them sub-3:50. Hmmm.
Nobody but LaShawn Merritt goes sub-45 in the 400??
Justin Gatlin goes 9.97 for 5th...with a +2.4 wind in his favor? Downright spanked by Ronnie Baker (9.86).
Ben True: 13:28 for 22nd?
Chris Derrick: 13:33 for 24th?
Molly Huddle: 15:09 for 8th?
Molly said she was coming down from altitude. Were Ben & Chris doing the same?
Renaud Lavillenie: 5.81m. Was it windy? I'd like to see his scorecard. Did he try for 5.91 on his last attempt & miss?
Last, but definitely not least:
Jenny Simpson: 4:04.16 for 8th?
Shannon Rowbury: 4:04.69 for 9th?
Some of the foreigners might deserve a pass on jet lag, but were all those Americans training in Europe or Africa, too? I doubt it. Anyone have any insight on any of the lackluster performances?