Quote Of The Day
“(10 years ago) not a single American athlete – male or female – made the finals of the 800m or 1,500m. Indeed, the best performance was a sixth place in the 800m semi-finals by David Krummenacker. Moreover, only a handful of USA athletes ran fast times that year by global standards. During the outdoor season, only six American women managed to break 4:10 in the 1,500m and a paltry six USA men broke 3:40 for the same distance. Not a single American runner was ranked in the top-10 by Track & Field News that year for either 800m or 1,500m. It was a dark time for American running.”
– David Monti reflecting on how far the US has come in the mid-d ranks in the last 10 years.