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Australian 400m star Bendere Oboya is yet to take up coach John Quinn's offer to ring him for guidance in the middle of the night if required.
And it's highly unlikely she will.
But with just three weeks until the precociously talented 21-year-old makes her Olympic debut in Tokyo, it's comforting to know that if she did need to make that 3am call, Quinn would pick up the phone straight away.
Life in the times of COVID-19 has played havoc with the Olympic preparations of countless athletes across a wide variety of sports.
For Oboya it has meant a long and enforced stint in various Queensland locations, while Quinn and her close-knit training group are locked down in Sydney.
Oboya's original plan was to make a flying visit north for a relay training camp on the Gold Coast in early June.
A race in Townsville was added to the program at short notice, followed by another training stint on the Gold Coast.
Then the border closed, so rather than heading back to Sydney to round off her Games build-up as planned, it was off to Brisbane and then Cairns for the pre-departure team training camp.
"My preparation had been OK, but last week it all got to me," Oboya told AAP on Wednesday.
"I'm more of a visual person and it was like I just wanted my coach here with me, even for five minutes, just to tell me that I'm on track, that I'm looking good.
"But it's about preparing myself for when I do go to Japan and I don't have my coach there.
"I'm trying to think positive and take it on."
Oboya and Quinn are in contact on FaceTime several times a day, before and after her training sessions.
"Whenever I call him, straight away he's on it, telling me what to do," she said.
"If I feel a certain way he'll fix up the session."
The Ethiopian-born Oboya first burst to prominence as the Commonwealth Youth champion in 2017, prompting premature comparisons with the great Cathy Freeman.
Oboya took a huge step forward at the 2019 world championships in Doha, when she smashed her PB with a flying time of 51.21 seconds, making her the fastest teenager in the field.
The aim in Tokyo is to break the 51-second barrier for the first time.
"My headspace going into Doha was that I like performing, that I like being out there with people who are faster than me so I can push myself to the limit," she said.
"I went there with a positive attitude and it worked out well for me.
"So I'm just trying to get that same mindset right now and block everything else out."
Oboya spent plenty of time at Barlow Park in Cairns on Tuesday with Sally Pearson, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist and and two-time 100m hurdles world champion.
Now retired, Pearson has a mentoring role with Athletics Australia and is a font of knowledge about what it takes to succeed on track and field's biggest stages.