Achieving All-American status did little to lessen Mo Ahmed’s disappointment with a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 metres at the NCAA indoor track and field championships in Arkansas.
“I’m pretty disappointed but I can’t change history. I have to somehow accept it,” the University of Wisconsin runner said.
The race was a fast-paced affair and the 2012 Olympian didn’t feel good at the start of the race.
“I just feel like I’m not fit enough yet,” he said. “I was in shape early in the season and then school started and training got interrupted a little bit. I haven’t really done consistent training and I’m riding that early wave of training.”
Next up for the St. Catharines Collegiate alumnus are the IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He leaves for Poland this Saturday in preparation for the March 24 championships.