Arrogant DNSer. NOP will sign him for this meet's performance.
I am sorry for the boy but the decision to double was insane, given the weather. Clay wanted all, got nothing. Lesson learned, I'd say.
AC Slater wrote:
Sometimes you have to try something to learn from it.
I respect that.
Many great athletes have missed making their team at some point.
Rudisha may not be on the Kenyan 800 team this year.
Jager is the US's best hope at a medal for distance at least. Close second is probably Chelimo. Gatlin and Merritt (possibly Kerley even if he keeps it rolling) all have very high chances of meddling as well, but yeah Jager, Merritt, and Gatlin are the only ones I'm counting on, Jager definitely the least.
This is a real shame not just for him but for the USA's mid distance medal prospects. Now we're out both Berian and Murphy. Basically one shot for medals now at 800m and then Centro is a possibility at 1500m if he gets healthy and fit by World's, and the race isn't too fast. Chelimo is an obvious medal candidate at the 5000m, as is even Jenkins, who has an excellent kick, but I don't see any of our 10k guys doing it. Jager is only only medal hope in the steeple on the men's side.
Yep, probably too much time hanging with Wheating.
looks like the new Oregon life is treating him well