You probably aren't impressed by Zatopek either.
She's the first repeat FL female champ since Melody Fairchild. Both of Lane's winning times are faster than the large majority of previous champions that ran at Balboa Park. Only Aisling Cuffe (2010), Julia Stamps (1994), Melody Fairchild (1990), Erin Keogh (1986, 1985), Cathy Schiro (1984), and Janet Smith (1983) have run faster times en route to winning.
For someone that has the stride of a marathoner, I think she's doing just fine for herself.
Wanted to be impressed with Lane, but wasn't. A bit one paced. Gets nothing off the ground, barely straightens her legs on the drive. Gave a little to the slope and surface, but I did see flow on other runners. You can take her stride length and divide it by the distance, and the only way she gets faster is to pick them up and put them down more rapidly.
Very strong, very fit, tough as nails competitor - cos she can certainly push herself - but she has nowhere to hide in her technique. No power out of her lower legs, no flow. Saw less mature, better potential back in the field.
No kidding, at that age consistency is tough. But yet two years in row, winning on good days and bad.