Note that this is Stafford's 5000m debut and a Canadian record by 28 seconds (somehow).
Has anyone else had a faster debut?
Probably a small boatload of East Africans, but I can't think of any others. Even Budd and Slaney debuted 10 seconds slower.
What is quite interesting is that her 5000 is now noticeably better than her main event the 1500 (4:03) and the 3000 (8:45).
Not sure 14:57 is better than 4:03. Will be interesting to see what her 1500m drops to this summer.
Definitely more impressive than 4:03. It’s also a 14:57 indoors, versus a 4:03 outdoors. Wouldn’t be surprised if she runs low 14:50s this summer.