Tommie John wrote:
Why have Songkok and Kwalia left the 1500m?
Kwalia has 3:50 mile speed, Songkok 3:30 1500 credentials. That places them far better up there in the 1500 than in the grossly competitive 5,000, where Gebremariam, Bekele, Sihine, Dinkessa, Berhanu, Wendimu, and Geneti form an Ethiopian contingent that is nearly unbeatable, never minding Shaheen, Kipchoge, and Chebii.
Isaac Songok defeated Kipchoge, Gebremariam, Dinkessa, Berhanu, Wendimu, and Geneti, and is much faster than Chebii.
Isaac Songok will be in the top 5 in Helsinki, but yes he could have stayed in 1500m but oh well he has huge success this year in 5k
1. El G
3. Songok/Kipchoge/Shaheen battlin
Shaheen said he wanted to run the 5k also. Shaheen is pretty powerful, he could win, but I'm betting on Hicham! :)