Coach D wrote:
Not Olson, since he was doubling, but I would think those that weren't doubling would want to push the pace. That would have forced guys like Gedyon to make a choice.
Force them to make a choice? If you're in a race, you don't save anything. He's not going to say to himself in the middle of the race, "oh, too fast better save some for the 3200m." They're going to go for it no matter what. And he would have won it even if it were 4:05.