Rank Athlete Nation Result
1 AREGAWI Abeba SWE 3:58.72 WL
2 SIMPSON Jennifer USA 4:00.42 SB
3 HASSAN Sifan NED 4:01.19 NR
4 KIBIWOT Viola Jelagat KEN 4:01.31
5 BELETE Mimi BRN 4:01.98
6 ARAFI Rababe MAR 4:02.86 PB
7 TSEGAY Gudaf ETH 4:05.13 PB
8 MOSER Treniere USA 4:06.38 SB
9 KOSTER Maureen NED 4:06.42 PB
10 UCENY Morgan USA 4:10.93
11 LIU Fang CHN 4:26.62 SB
12 ZHAO Jing CHN 4:35.38
TVERDOSTUP Tamara UKR DNF
WAFULA Lydia KEN DNF
400m TVERDOSTUP, Tamara (UKR) 1:02.27
800m TVERDOSTUP, Tamara (UKR) 2:06.69
1200m AREGAWI, Abeba (SWE) 3:13.88
It was fun to watch that one. I must admit I"m watchign it on the $10 Dish app streamed to my tv via roku and it seems more real to have it on 'tv'. The commercials seem to make it real.
What a GREAT SMART RACE BY SIMPSON.
At 300, she was in 9th and i was like what the hell? In reality, she was running dead even. The reason why the men ran so fast in Doha is they had a very reasonable first 400. Here everyone was crazy fast as usual - except simpson.
400 - leader 62.2. Simpson was 8th in about 64.5
800 - leader 206 low. Simpson was 9th at 209ish (maybe 208 high). But basically 64 mid, 64 mid.
By 1k she was right in it as the field just slammed on the breaks.
1200 - 314 and was was in third So 64 mid, 64 mid then 65.
Her final 300 was 46 so she picked it up. Final 200 right around 31.
Aregawi was 29.5-7ish for final 200. Wow.