Mo Farah is in shape. The British 5000m star’s confidence is sky high and the final kick is as impressive as any in the world. Uganda’s medal hopeful Moses Kipsiro run a satisfactory race but his final kick didnt look at all gold-threatening.
Again, it will be a concern albeit a trifling one. There is still time for Kipsiro to analyse his tactics. At the risk of explaining myself hoarse, this was a Diamond League race. It provided Kipsiro a chance to gauge himself with just a fortnight to the Olympics.
He has a second chance ahead of him. Kipsiro knows it too well. He didnt have to use his every sinew, even he created the impression of a man who did his very best.
Farah, of course, will not be Kipsiro’s only rival. Dejen Gebremeskel, Bernard Lagat, and Kenenisa Bekele are all formidable runners. The least Kipsiro can do – and his experience will tell him likewise – is improve bits of his strategy.