DeAnna Price is the #3 thrower in history but Brook Andersen last weekend moved up to #4 all-time and is just 16 inches beind with Gwen Berry (#7 all-time) another 16 inches behind Andersen.
“You can’t control anything but your effort and your attitude."
Before that she won an NCAA title for Iowa State.
In her 20s, she was unable to break 3. 40 years later, she set a "world record fueled by regret" as she ran 2:52 at age 62.
And she doesn't even have super shoes. But she did pick up an endorsement deal with Toyota.
She ran 10.75 two years ago at NCAAs and is primed to be a huge star in Tokyo. And she's just as focused on the 200 as the 100. "I love them both equally.” Then she reconsiders, “I might love the 100 more, but I definitely love the 200."
Her 6-4 (1.93m) HJ would easily win the individual HJ.
She reveals she had to move out of Kampala as the main stadium was turned into a Covid-19 hospital and that she only raced once in Europe as picked up a shin injury.
*Gabriela Rosa says fact that Brigid Kosgei has kids helps her be better: “From my experience, women athletes with children are more focused and train harder."
*Kimaiyo and Rosa both knew before Chicago 2019 that Kosgei would shatter the WR - "I saw that the training she had done was incredible."
*An inside look at Kosgei's training camp
"Right now I'm thinking of the 5,000 and 10,000 metres [but] the 1500m remains my favourite."
"Hop is a blue-collar kind of guy. He is still one of my closest mentors. And I talk to him often. He got me where I am."
Hall thinks she despite becoming a parent, not because of it, but says she was willing to give up running to be a mom. "I see a correlation where my kids feel empowered to go after their dreams. Before kids, I struggled with not always seeing the positive impact of my running on others. It feels really self-centered. The upside now is that I don’t have as much of a conflict with that. I see the positive effects in real time.”
A lot of interesting insights into the Japanese running culture why Kenyans are attracted to it and how they sometimes struggle to adjust.
Former world half-marathon silver medalist Bedan Karoki says, “Working for a running company is much better compared to working with a manager who may abandon you or swindle you of your money. In Japan, they cater for everything you need including accommodation and food on top of the salary you earn. It is a profitable venture."
After Vlasic jumped through excruciating pain to win bronze at Rio 2016, a couple years later she accepted that she was done jumping. However, with Tokyo 2020 postponed a year, she says she might go for it if she can get healthy.
Houlihan says she's been playing late night video games with Matt Centrowitz during the pandemic and got sucked into his 2AM to 10AM sleeping schedule.
*MB: Shelby Houlihan: I want to break 3:50 for 1500 and 14 flat for 5000
Supposedly she was under investigation at Worlds last year but that doesn't explain why they still hadn't banned her until she missed a 4th test in January of this year.