more interesting is his comments on Kamwo
â€œI think 2:36 the first kilometer, which is hard because we had been here adapting to 2:55 pace, or sometimes 2:45 for one or two kilometers. And also the weather demanded a lot of power. If you donâ€™t have power and you start to feel empty, the wind will blow you all over the place,â€ he said, shaking his head. â€œIn other races abroad, Iâ€™ve complained that it was hot, but I was exaggerating. In this one, the weather really was tough. So I really have a lot of admiration for him (Kamworor) today, I can see that he has real, real power.
About the fall at the start of the race, he said, â€˜They were all pushing from behind. There was a lot of pressure. We knew that we had to go very fast from the beginning, otherwise as everyone is full of energy they will push us here and there. I donâ€™t know whether he was tripped, but Kamworor fell. If he hadnâ€™t fallen to his left side I could have got away, but he did and there was nothing I could do. I thought maybe I could jump but then I would have really hurt myself. So anywhere, there I was. We both tried to get up onto our knees, and actually the first time he helped me up, but again we were returned to the ground. We tried again and we were pushed down again. I hurt my back, someone ground their foot on my back. So there was a lot of pressure from behind but I was able to hold most of it and Kamworor got away then. I saw him throw his cap away and then he was off as if heâ€™d been stung by a bee.â€
if a 27-flat/59-flat/2"03-high guy says another one has REAL, REAL power, then you know how good that guy has to be & no ethiopian ever pays a Kenyan any compliments
also, it appears that Kamwo didn't fall once at start but 3 times !!! as kept being knocked down
i have said repeatedly, the Kamwo in cardiff was in best 1/2-M shape that the world has ever seen & also in incredible 10k shape but got ill in trials & never recovered for rio & even this year when somehow retaining x-country title
he may never be in cardiff shape ever again & whatsmore, i think he has quit track running which is terrile for the sport...