She just ran 14:49!!!
Editor's update: Here is an article on the run. http://athleticsw.com/iu3zmn
uhh- she is not an NCAA athlete. I think you are in the wrong thread.
you mean she ran solo and lapped traffic, without pacers in early January? All the distance coaches on here said you had to be able to use speculative times because you couldn't line up in an early season meet and run up to your capabilities. You have to "speculate" i.e. lie about your shape to get into a heat with lots of people faster than you in order to run fast.
How on earth did she do it?
Yes I was down at the Emirates watching, pretty impressive stuff. Was just checking and it was a big chunk off the old UK rec (McColgan 15.03).
Ran it tonight at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow. This places her 9th on the World all time list. On top of it she ran the vast majority of the race alone (as the rest of the field was running a 3000m race)...
Easy, I say low 8:20 this year, possibly under 8:20 in race with Ayana pulling her along.
Phys Anthro wrote:
Only two seconds of Shalane's AR, running alone the last mile!
Muir has struck me as a born 3000 runner. She seems capable of sub-8:30 soon.
In her first outing of 2017, the Scot clocked 14:49.12 to destroy the record of 15:03.71 set by compatriot Liz McColgan-Nuttall back in 1992. Muir also covered the first 3000m in a time of 8:59.39, inside the qualifying standard to run the distance at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade this March.
What is also noteworthy is the fact that she ran 16 laps out on her own, steadily cranking up the pace.