Jake Wightman has had an excellent year. He is also realistic. The British men’s 1,500m team is tough to make.
LONDON (GBR): World No.3 Jake Wightman says making the British Olympic team at 1500m could be harder than ever. The man who ran a PB 3:29.47 this year is one of four Brits to have run below 3:33 over the past three seasons. He told AW: “You’re always going to look back at the 80s and think everything was so much stronger then,” he continues. “We had a few guys at the top who were doing ridiculous things but I think, in terms of general depth and making teams, it’s so much harder now. I’m guessing that is just coming from athletes seeing people they’ve grown up with, people they’ve raced pretty regularly, doing these things and it’s a case of ‘if they can do it then why can’t I?’.”