they both ran their own thing and rowbury sort of found herself behind simpson and was so far behind 1st and 2nd, she charged up drafting and then kicked for 3rd.
kind of lame by her to not go for the time, but must help her confidence to finish ahead of simpson consistently. with the way most races end, i wouldn't go to the front like ingebritsen and then fade to 6th-10th whatever....
i think, just from the little i know having watched simpson race for 6-7 years, that simpson has more heart as a runner.
rowbury is probably just more fit this year
No rabbit here wrote:
Here is a link on youtube of the entire race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjss1ilQJeM
Shannon was in front of Jenny at 400m into the race
Jenny started moving up to 5th place (not including the rabbits) at about 1:25 into the race. Shannon was towards the back of the pack and starts working her way up with about 800 to go (2:11)
At that point, Jenny is trying to make a move on the outside and Shannon tucks in on the rail behind 4 runners
Shannon starts moving on the outside at about 2:35 into the race and is on the outside next to Jenny at 2:46 into the race
At the bell (3:18) Jenny is pushing the lead with Rowbury behind her
This race scenario does not support the statement that Jenny was Shannon's rabbit during this race
On the contrary, they were both running their own race strategy