Euro Athletics Junior ChampsFlash Quote - Men's 5000m

20th July 2013

Jonathan Davies – European Junior 5000m Bronze Medallist – 14.36.62

I gave it everything, and what’s best I think my coach will be happy with me!

I managed to sit in for the first ten laps or so, but I couldn’t leave it too late as I know my strength is stringing it out. When I took it on I was looking up at the screen and could see it was starting to string out, and I thought to myself, I might be able to get a medal here.

The last lap I was just holding on as best I could. Obviously I was disappointed to lose the silver medal down the home straight, but I had nothing left.

A medal was definitely in my mind, but when I saw the Turkish Kenyan I thought it was probably going to be a fight for silver and bronze realistically. I was second fastest on paper so I knew I had a chance, but obviously doing it is a different story.