younger than me - now retired wrote:
I'm a bit surprised. She is only 31 years old. She has another cycle in those legs if she wants. She was only 5th at the trials this year - hardly a failure. She could even try to move up to the 5k which I don't think she has really tried for a full season. But -- if your heart isn't in it, it is time to hang them up. Congrats to her.
She probably wants to have kids... can't really wait until 35 to get started on that
Really! I think a few million women have managed it.
Just because some athletes perform well in their 30's does not mean all can. Only the athlete knows when their performance starts to decline especially if injuries start to accumulate.
Look like she was unlucky in big races.