Audio and Video After Men’s 1500m Semifinals
Interviews with Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, Lopez Lomong, Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Nick Willis, Nate Brannen and Henrik Ingebrigtsen.
August 16, 2013
Post-race audio and video from the semifinal heats of the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.
Asbel Kiprop gave high praise to Matt Centrowitz, Leo Manzano reflected back on a missed opportunity, and Centro talked about Farah’s 3:28 1500m.
We start with the Americans.
Matt Centrowitz Advances
Centro is confident of his abilities in Championship races and looks forward to the final. He put himself in a little trouble with 300 to go here but recovered to get in a good spot with 200 to go. Centro talks about training partner Mo Farah’s 3:28, 1500m and how Farah just races without knowing about splits.
Olympic Silver Medallist Leo Manzano Misses the Final
Leo put himself in a poor spot tactically and couldn’t overcome it. Leo said perhaps he was too confident about his tactics. He said he has gotten used to not having a shoe contract.
Leo Manzano Audio With the Written Press
Leo was asked by an AP reported about his contract not being renewed and he said he was confused by it and always has tried to do the right thing in all areas of his life.
Lopez Lomong Very Upbeat After Not Making Final
No regrets at all on the season or the race. Lopez will run one more 5,000m this year Brussels. (if video is not visible yet, it is still uploading)
Asbel Kiprop Cites Matt Centrowitz as His 2nd Rival
A Humble Kiprop Things He Can Get on the Podium
Kiprop said he is better fitness than when he won the world title in 2011.
Nick Willis Audio After Not Making the Final
Before the audio started Willis said he felt a million times better than in round 1. Overall he felt he performed pretty well relative to his fitness. After starting out the season great in Shanghai, Willis suffered a calf injury and was limited to cross training only swimming with his arms for a month. He did his first track workout 6 weeks ago, a day before his first child was born. A 2:53 time trial for 1200 recently convinced him he should come to Worlds. His performance here convinced him to keep competing this summer.
Nate Brannen Makes His First Final
Silas Kiplagat Audio on Making the Final
Norway’s Henrik Ingebrigtsen After Making 2013 Worlds Final
Henrik made the Olympic final last year