Thank you! You are right about 1,2,3 being incorrect. I was wrong on picking Henrik for third. I definitely believe Henrik is humble enough, regardless of his strong personality, to admit within their training camp and to himself that he is not fit enough this year to run 3:31, but can provide the work his brothers need through 1200 as that sacrificial lamb.
If this turns into a tactical affair then beware of Lewandowski with a 1:43.29 PB. If he is sitting on them with 400m to go, I would not feel confident betting against him. As for O Hare Vs. Lewandoski in a kick? I'd take Lewandoski all day if it is a relatively conservative pace, but would still say O Hare is not far off what Lewandoski is capable of in his ability to change gears into top speed at the end.
Again, I stand by my prediction at 1-2, the pace they run/splits, on the finishing times, and how the family strategy WILL play out. Henrik has conveyed there are big plans, and I do not think the plan is to just hang out in the pack.
Whether Henrik hangs on the last 300m will be interesting...I definitely believe we will see a man having one of those brutal races where he is faced with one of the most challenging mental and physical situations, and will have to leave everything on the track to hang on to position over the last 300m. The other two are fit enough where they could manage medals without 100% effort.