Last year, Irby ran 49.80 to win NCAAs to become the 64th fastest woman in the history of the world. If a shoe company wants to pay her a lot to go pro, and she wants to take it, we get it.
But she stays in school and guess what? She wasn't nearly as good. While she ran 52.02 - which was #2 in the NCAA this year - she only was 5th at NCAAs. For comparison sake, last year she ran 50.62.
But it comes out today she is now going pro.
How does the logic work? What shoe company would feel confident in giving her big dough? Or do shoe companies reduce their offers (we think you'd be 100% foolish not to reduce Waton's offer unless their was some medical issue that hasn't been revealed)? Do the athlete's panic?