Often I visualize a quicker, like almost a ghost runner, ahead of me with a quicker stride. It’s really crazy. In races, this always happens to me. I see the vision of a runner ahead of me, maybe just 15, 20 meters ahead of me, and the cadence of that runner, which is actually me in the future, is a little quicker, so if I’m going (his rhythm/breathing), then my ghost runner, the vision of me, ahead of me, like opening up and just going for it, is quicker .
Alan Webb is the best thing to happen in this event, but professionals and collegiates don’t want to lose to high school guys. I don’t want to lose to no one.
Often, I visualize a quicker, like almost a ghost runner, ahead of me with a quicker stride.
It’s an incredible feeling, 110,000 people energy at that level. What I realized from watching the first day of competition was that athletes that got excited and happy and got the fans into it and clapping, they did better. The athletes that took it too seriously, they didn’t do as well as they’d hoped.
I was totally into football, totally into mainstream sports my whole life…The media has tried to categorize me, call me a hippie, call me alternative. I work hard. My social life and beliefs don’t get in the way of my training.