It also reveals that he's likely to re-locate to Boulder for 2018.
A few key quotes.
â€œI donâ€™t think regret is the right word, but itâ€™s almost like being injured. You watch your competitors, you see yourself right there,â€ Hunter said recently in a phone interview. â€œWhen I watch NCAAs, I get a gut-wrenching feeling that Iâ€™ll never get to experience running for a university, just knowing I could be one of the best [collegiate] runners right now.â€
â€œJust being alone, not having a team or group, people to travel with, thatâ€™s hard,â€ Hunter said. â€œThe whole lifestyle as a professional is hard.â€
â€œI still sort of have to pinch myself,â€ said Joan, who spent a few weeks with her son in Europe. â€œIt just sort of amazes me. Heâ€™s just my little son, Drew Hunter. It just doesnâ€™t seem like reality sometimes. Watching him race, sometimes as his mom, I ask, â€˜Did we do the right thing? Is it too much?â€™ [Sunday] really sort of confirmed that he belongs.â€
â€œI havenâ€™t thought about the [NCAAs] since it happened,â€ Hunter said. â€œIâ€™m really enjoying my life right now. I enjoy that I ran 3:36 and I know Iâ€™m getting to the level I want to be.â€