"Mottram yesterday drew a tough heat. At 10.55pm Sydney time he will race world record-holder and 10,000m gold medallist Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia), world champion Bernard Lagat (US), Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) and former Kenyan James Kwalia (Qatar) in the third of three heats.
The personal bests this season of Bekele, Kwalia and Monder Rizki of Belgium are all faster than Mottram's, and Bekele, Kwalia and Longosiwa all have faster career personal bests."
If they run according to that form, Mottram should still make the final, as the top four from each heat, plus the next three fastest, qualify.
Best of luck to him
Edited by Phoenix, 20 August 2008 - 07:25 AM.