Everyone who reads this board knows that I respect Regina Jacobs and commend her accomplishments until now. While looking at the All-Time list for the women's 800m, 1500m,
and 5000m it hit me Regina's stupid! The last few years Regina has been chasing the elusive 4 minute barrier for the women's 1500 and running the 1500m instead of the 5000m
in MAJOR Championships. Here's why Regina running the wrong event:
1. She have not improved upon her personnal best of 4:00.1
in SEVERAL years, while the other top 1500m runners are making sub 4 minutes common ground.
2. She have showed tremendous ability in the 5000m 14:45.35 (personal best is 24th best PERFORMER ever) off limited experienced! Of the 23 individuals who are faster than Regina 13 have retired or moved up in distance!
3. At age 39 she probably won't be making any dramatic increases in speed; however, her current speed would bold
well in the 5000m.
4. She have tested herself against the best in the 1500m and never won Olympic/World Outdoor Gold**, yet never tested herself against top 5000m runners (her 14:45.35 came in a solo effort in Sacremento).
I think someone need to sit Regina down and tell her to move up or retire!!