"When I heard Kenyans singing and cheering us up in the stadium, I suddenly got the energy to chase Girma to the finish line. I said I was not going to let them down. They gave me the motivation and I dedicate the gold medal to the fans,"
Harrison's 12.24 AR was just .03 off the WR from 1988.
Lawrence ran 9:40 to finish third at NCAAs back in 2009, buit han'd ran under 10:05 since that season.
The 23-year old says she only had 3 weeks of hard training before her pb as she was finishing up college.
"We think of it (the steeplechase) as a beautiful event in its own that requires special athleticism, and it's not a second event. It's a primary event." - Mark Wetmore
The sophomore, who is married, was stunned to score. "When I was a little kid I used to set up jumps in the front yard with two chairs and a stick on top and I used to run and jump over them. So I guess I always had the excitement to jump over stuff. I always thought it was fun."
Remember Kipruto, a former World and Olympic champ, was screwed over by the Kenyan federation and left off the Moscow WC team despite being top 3 at the Kenyan Trials.
Emma Coburn, Bridget Franek and Jamie Cheever will run for the USA.
The world record would cement Kemboi's status as the best steeplechaser ever. The life of the party, Kemboi says he may DJ after he quits running.
Why she would want to do the African champs versus be on tv throughout the Commonwealth is a mystery to us but then again we know little about how the $$$ work.
Includes video of her on alter-G treadmill.