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a 1:12 for women is about a 1:05 for guys - do you really think a 1:05 would get a front page story?
I think shes an incredible individual with a good bit of talent, and i hate to sound pessimistic, but for anyone who knows a little something about the sport its pretty obvious there is no depth on the womens side.
Bull. As before, the top 3-4 half runners weren't there.
Also, 1:12 is internationally competitive:
5th in Berlin 2008 (easier course and better conditions)
1. Peninah Arusei KEN 68:22
2. Pauline Wangui KEN 69:51
3. Isabellah Andersson SWE 71:24
4. Dulce Maria Rodriguez MEX 71:25
5. Milka Jerotich KEN 72:18
6. Beatrice Omwanza KEN 72:40
6th in New York 2008
NDEREBA CATHERINE 1:10:19
PEREZ MADAI 1:10:26
KANO YURI 1:10:31
TIMBILILI ALICE 1:11:08
DEREUCK COLLEEN 1:12:03
3rd Boston 2008
1:11:44 5:29 Azalech Masresha 20F
1:11:45 5:29 Irene Limika 29F
1:12:11 5:31 Neriah Asiba 27 F
1:12:32 5:32 Jane Gakunyi 29 F
1:12:34 5:33 Jane Murage 21 F
And at least top 3 at each of the last 3 US Championships
Also, she was with the leaders the whole way and just seconds behind Boulet at the finish. Who knows how much faster she could run with more training and a faster field. Given the pure potential she has, it is definitely a front page story.