As brutal as it sounds, 4:02 is almost worthless internationally and even not competitive with the best in the US. At DL London the first 6 women ran sub 4:01 with a sub 60 last lap and this included relative "no-names" like McDonald and four of the best 1500m runners (Hassan, Dibaba, Kipyegon, Houlihan) weren't even in the race.
1:58 is much closer to an international final or medal than 4:00 nowadays, partly because half a dozen or more of (potential) 1:56-58 runners (Muir, Hassan, Kipyegon, Dibaba, Houlihan, Koko...) run 1500 up instead of 800/1500. The bad luck is of course, that the US does already have 3-4 of the 1:58 or faster runners but Grace might be closer to qualifying over that distance. In any case internationally 1:58 is clearly more valuable than 4:02 or even 4:00.
Sort of depends on who is allowed to run the 800m:) Realistically she is in the same boat in both events. In the US she is one of 3 or 4 people looking for that last olympic spot in the 1500m or one of a half dozen for the last 2 800m spots. The world stage isn't much better and you have to decide if being an 800m gal with endurance is better or worse than a 1500m runner with speed when running rounds. And not to mention that PR is a couple yers old
She is stuck in that group of really, really good runners who are one step down from being a medal threat in global competition.
Exactly. Her sweet spot is 1000. The equivalent of an NBA tweener. As for revenge, I am just guessing Nikki Hiltz? Seems like she took the sport Kate Grace thought she had. last, bown away that that is her mom. Who the heck is her dad? Wallace Shawn?????