From sub-9 in HS to a collegaite career at 'Nova, he was a good runner but a much better race director.
Race director Carey Pinkowski: "We have always tried to blend pace and competition. But the athletes relied too much on the pace up front, and the chemistry of the competition has become too much about settling in behind the rabbits. Without the rabbits, the leaders need a much greater level of concentration. That will allow us to see more tactics, strategy and competition throughout the race. ... Great competition produces great performances."
Chicago Marathon RD Carey Pinkowski on Radcliffe's time being in uncharted territory: "She's like Neil Armstrong."
*MB: Flashback April 13, 2003 - Guess what happened 12 years ago today? Where were you/what was your reaction?
We gotta admit the Northport team with twin power and an autistic superstar is very compelling but nothing beat's Carey's hair (far right).
Is there a formula? No. But it’s like casting a play. What I like (in a field) is chemistry. So you get some runners with experience (like Emmanuel Mutai), and some guys with inexperience (like Atsedu Tsegay). I like risk takers. I like athleticism complimenting each other. You know how I know I have done my job? It is when I look at the list and see the outcome one way. Then when I look at the list an hour later I come to a completely different conclusion.