Quote Of The Day
“I never had the endurance for the 800m. … The first week, I couldn’t even keep up with the runners for the first 20 minutes. After just ten minutes I was dying. But Janeth [Jepkosgei] used to encourage me to catch up. Slowly I improved and could keep up for longer.”
– World 800 champion Eunice Sum talking about the start to her distance running career back in 2009. Originally she was a heptathlete, but 2007 World 800 champ Janeth Jepkosgei saw potential in her after watching her run the heptathlon 800 in 2:27 (she must have had a great eye) at the end of a meet in Kenya.