Acting like 13:02.80 is nothing and saying he got BOMBED at the Olympics is silly, unless he's substantially faster/better which I doubt. He made the Olympics and ran 13:02, that's fast as hell.
Your statement makes even less sense now. His time has nothing to do with how good 13:02 is. Do you really not understand that? For example, I can't run a 10.2 100m, but that certainly is a poor time for a professional 100m runner.
Further, 13:02 would be underachieving for Cheserek. Making only 1 Olympic team would also be underachieving for Cheserek. He stated both of these things. I'm not sure what you are having such a hard time understanding.
I couldn't have explained it better myself. Thanks for seeing my point. If cheserek fans aren't in panic after seeing the trail of bodies left along the side of the road by otc, then I'm not sure what else to say. The team is all about rationalizing and accepting mediocrity. See: Farrell, olionaird, Greer, fleet, jock, abda, aman, wheating, etc.