He most definitely should have medalled. He was the 2nd best guy in the race.
I don't think I've ever seen a distance race in my entire life where a distance runner has stayed boxed for the final 100.
I am glad it opened up for him. I'd hate to have him lose and then peopel say he only lost because he got boxed.
BUt it is a reminder for all young distance runners. DON"T EVER LEAVE LANE 1 if you are leading. NEVER.
This note applies to the W steeple as well, right? I mean, Emma might have blasted by anyway, but letting her go by like a rocket inside over the water jump can't have been a good idea.[/quote]
+1. I can't understand that steeple. I think Emma would have won even if she had to come around the outside on the bend, but it would have been harder.