It's obvious that he never had the intention to run the 5000m in Seoul. If he has said this (in the interviews which I have from 88 he talks just about the 800m and the 1500m) then it's just nonsense.
Mad Mick wrote:Ego the Size of Africa wrote:There are rumours he faked the injury in Seoul when he realized he wasn't going to go through with his boast of running all three.
The guy did have the biggest ego in track history.
I remember at the time the explanation given at the time for his declaration upon arrival at Seoul to go for the 800, 1500, 5000 'triple' was because he was jealous of the attention the Carl Lewis/Ben Johnson showdown was getting.