He was only .5 behind Kszczot but then again I doubt A.K. is anywhere near top form yet. He's likely targeting some hot performances mid-season, and Euro Champs.
This is Kszczot's philosophy as far as targeting certain yearly performances:
“Take a closer look at how good I have prepared for the main events,” he said. “The training programme is tailored to the main event. Rarely are there good, fast races after the main event and most of the athletes are then out of shape anyway. All of the best races are at the beginning of the season; I’m not adjusting to be in high shape two months before and keep it for a long time.
“The main thing is to be good at the right moment. Everything is preparing for medals, for the main events.”