Quote Of The Day
“Obviously it’s high risk to go out at that pace, but she sees this as her one opportunity to do it. She felt, just looking at 2019 and 2020, this was the one year that she was going to be able to run Berlin, because of [the 2020] Tokyo [Olympics] and maybe because of [the 2019 World Championships in] Doha. And Berlin is one of those races that I think every elite athlete just wants to have a go at it. Because this course, in many ways, is the standard of how fast you are able to run. I think she thinks she can run fast in Chicago and obviously London was fast [in 2017, when Dibaba ran 2:17:56]. But Haile Gebrselassie had mentioned how fast Berlin is. And I think she hears that great track athletes that have been successful in fast track races like she has, they can do well here.”
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