No it's not awkward. That was a typo clearly. I was responding to a guy who said he would have broken 3:50.00 (and I've changed my first post now to clear that up.
NOPE. What about the sport? We need people thinking a little bit about the sport.
If you can't get the standard without artificial conditions, then clearly you don't need to be worrying about it in the first place. Engels is a talent. who is going to have zero problem running 3:39 in a nationally televised race on a bank track with rabbits.
The biggest issue is if there is a 1500 camera en route you aren't normally going to go all out and stop there. That's why I still think even if Reggie is way slower it's a better option. Way better.
Can you provide me with the 1500 splits? What was his 1500 time? I'd like to see those. I imagine it was 3:38.73 based on the fact that at the Armory his 1500 split was 15.23 seconds faster than his final time. So if that's true - he BARELY got under the 3:39 standard when in reality he ran the equivalent of like a 3:36.
Was Engels ducking Ches? Why would he not jump in that race with less people and just have Ches as a rabbit for the entire race as long as he could keep up? No, that didn’t work at camel city f it I’m sure he would have fell off but still run 3:51. He wants to look good and win not grind it out in a knock out drag out battle and run a fast(er) time.
Based on the finalized results it looks like there was no camera at the 1500m mark for Engels' heat.
If I heard correctly, despite heavy bath salt doping, Engels had not yet broken 4:00 in the mile. Can you really fault a guy for not wanting to run some metric distance at the NB Grand Prix? #BringBackTheMile