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RE: Hasay is BACK baby!!! 68:40 half-marathon debut in subpar conditions, #2 American debut ever!!

kitty bar the door wrote:

[quote]Quality Qontrol wrote:

2:24-5 potential. Corroborates her 10-miler. She has been running the shorter stuff to long, time to move up.

Agreed. She is a distance runner, always was and wasted a couple of years trying to prove otherwise. Focus now towards being on the Tokyo marathon team in 2020, along with Huddle. In the meantime (starting with Boston), trying to learn the event.[/quote]

Agree. Her better success at 10 and 13.1 than 6.22 miles makes me think she's well-suited for 26.2 miles.

Personally, I think the half-marathon should be a premier event, because pro runners can run more of them in a career with less damage than marathons. Also, men have the sub-1 hour mark, and women have the sub-1:10 mark to target, which the public can relate to the sub-4 mile and sub-4:10 mile.

It's a healthier distance than the marathon.

The only thing holding back the "Half" is its name.

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