Morrison takes silver in 1,500 metre World Cup event

Morrison registered a time of 1:45.28 seconds and was less than a second behind the first place finisher at 1:44.58.

Morrison’s medal leaves him with an overall count of seven gold, 18 silver, and 13 bronze on the World Cup circuit. Nine of those silver medals have come in the 1,500 metre event.

In a release Morrison admits that he was lacking motivation until his coach Michael Crowe changed his mindset.

“I already have my Olympic medals, why am I even bothering with these World Cup races?” Morrison admitted to thinking. “This was a common thought for me throughout the morning. A simple sentence from Mike changed all that. As I was warming up in the morning he said ‘you only have so long to be doing these races and then it’s an entire summer without them.’ “I got my head in the right place and decided that I was going to stick to my insane race strategy of going out fast and making myself ill with lactic acid with 600m to go. It’s a scary thing to commit to, but it hurts a lot less in the end when it pays off with a very satisfying time.”

The next World Cup event takes place in the Netherlands next weekend.