Fine performance, but nothing to get worked up over, and her performance at 14/15 years of age isn't a reliable indicator of her future performance. It's not uncommon in the young women's ranks to see phenoms like this to emerge, only to make the most marginal improvement over successive years or actually regress. Hips widen, they grow breasts, add more subcutaneous fat, etc. Hasay Jordan made it through puberty "unscathed" and has emerged as an elite national runner with great promise. Can't make that same statement yet about this runner. Time will tell.
I'll take what is over what may be.
And Sally Barsosio ran 31:15.38 NR for 10000m and won a World Championship bronze medal when she was 15yo!
Crikey Mate wrote:
Last night at the Sydney Track Classic 14yo ran 4:13.62 to finish 4th in the 1500m which was won by Kenia Sinclair in 4:06!
everybody was saying that about meseret defar when at age 15 she ran 8:40 for 3k.
she'll be done in a few years
There can be only one.
I don't understand your post, Jordan by every measure is doing fine and if some young Aussie is also doing well, why does that have to take from Jordan.
Actually it's extremely uncommon for young women like this to emerge. There's about um....0 like this who have ever emerged from the US. How many 15 year old girls not from Africa do you know who went 4:13 at age 15?
SimpleRunner wrote:It's not uncommon in the young women's ranks to see phenoms like this to emerge.
Ummm...ever heard of thousands upon thousands?
How many 15 year old girls from Africa do you know who went 4:13 at age 15?