I think it's the ability to try well-chosen things about whose outcome we aren't certain that can lead to great things. (Obviously, great things can also happen when someone manages to prepare so well that they are at a different level and outcome is predictable - e.g. Michael Johnson at his best). Julia's brave effort was a perfect example of putting it on the line in a way that could have led to a spectacular success, though the risk was great. Of course, there are always folks who never put it on the line who try to make themselves feel good by criticizing someone else who does take a risk and fails. And Julia's meltdown in the last 50 was certainly stunning. But, after seeing this performance, I admire her very much - and the gutsy way she ran certainly turned this race into high drama! I suspect she has great things in her future!
incredible guts! epic
Well, they are all going to finish far behind in London so lets not get too carried away.
may have been mentioned already, if not, Lucas still has the alternate spot should one of the other three come up lame, which from all three plus Lucas the last year has shown is a true concern.
I don't know what to say other than - my god, I feel for you.
You went for the win and it backfired but you forever have my respect.
She gets my respect for this too. The whole thing is worth watching but fast forward to 3:15 to see what I mean.
has been who never was wrote:
"I gave it away, it's on my shoulders."
No finegrpointing, no excuses, just pure class. A lesson for all of us regardless of her race tactics or failure to qualify.
No recognition of her competitors or their efforts. Arrogant, self-absorbed and tending toward bitter. Where one sees an opportunity given away, others will see an opportunity seized. Maybe she will rebound and in the process realize there were 15 other women competing on the track that night.
Just saw that race again on replay. Can't imagine how dead her legs were in the last 200 to not be able to kick at all. Painful to watch!