andyjgt wrote:Gab/Germans - there's a bit of depth in this event with Krebs under 4:08 at the WUG last year and Sujew x2 both under that indoors - why were neither in Istanbul? Or Harrer over the 3k.)
I don't know about Harrer but the Sujew twins were in South Africa for high altitude training at the time. I assume Harrer also skipped Istanbul for similar reasons. The amazing thing is, they are all still very young, Harrer born 91, Sujews born 90, and there is also Maren Kock, born 90, who ran an 8.55. last week. 2-3 years ago the best germans ran 4.11-13 and now you might not even qualify for London with a 4.05.