Knight made that gap up almost instantly and then pulled a mo farah looking over his shoulder repeatedly as he won his first NCAA title.
"I feel fantastic, "said Knight. "My name is now up there with the greats. My parents came out to see me, whenever they come out I have a great race."
"It was my first time racing the Allabama guys so I didn't know what was going to happen. I knew the NAU guys were serious, serious guys."
He added that he was cramping up 4k in but had to "suck it up".
"To be honest, I don't know how much I had left as I was little off and cramping up."
So he won it without being at his best!!!