In the DMR Reid was fresh, Jordan was not. In the 3K both had run a couple races and the "kick" was out of Reid's legs. Plus, Jordan had something to prove; wanted pay-back; wanted points for her team; and possibly wanted it more than Reid.
Lagat Wannabee wrote:
After what Reid did in the DMR, why wouldn't she be confident that she could sit and kick?
Obviously, Hasay is beastly strong. Kudos to her!
Yes, that was a real Statement move and race, she ran smart, and showed the heart of a true champion - you got me once, you are not getting me this time -- that last surge in the last 30 meters was classic and inspiring.
I have not seen that turnover speed by Jordan since the Oympic trials...on the final straight away tonight she gave a look behind to Reid to say not this time!
If they had gone out Hard, Hasay would have been right there with them. They couldn't have made it a two person race.
close wrote: They all ran solid, Reid and van Dalen could have made that a 2 person race and they should have. Was a great race from 3 great competitors