father time wrote:
what will happen first?
coburn sub 9 or jager sub 8?
Jager is less than a half second off and Coburn is 11 seconds off, so most likely Jager goes sub 8 before Coburn breaks 9
Also without the fall Jager would have been WELL UNDER 8 likely 7:56, so fitness wise Jager is already there.
Actually I think if Simpson went back to the steeple she would be more likely to go sub 9 than Coburn as she has run 3:57 for 1500 and 8:29 for 3k, so is much faster than Coburn on the flat and Simpson ran a 9:12 steeple 1 second slower than Coburn, NOTE the last steeple Simpson ran she was 21 years old, she has never run a steeple after her 22nd birthday, so she never ran a steeple in her prime.
If you want a great candidate to go sub 9 and even break the steeple world record, how about Almaz Ayana ran a 9:22 world junior record and is now running the 3000 in 8:22 and the 5000 in 14:14 she says she won't run the steeple anymore, well see.