Post Race Interviews Women’s 800m: Brenda Martinez and Ajee Wilson

August 16, 2013

Post-race reaction after the women’s 800m semifinal which saw all 3 American advance.

*Results and analysis here.

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Brenda Martinez Onto the Final
She told USATF, ““It was tough. I had to listen to coachs plan. I need to get out harder, and go out .58. I have to run that, think that, sleep that. I think I went out a little bit harder today, and must try to close that gap in the end. I went lactic pretty bad but I’m strong enough to hold on and maintain. I was hurting pretty bad that last bit.”

Teen Phenom Ajee Wilson Onto Final
Ajee also said, “The last 150 I was feeling okay. I know I was in the back but I knew I have a pretty strong kick, and even though there was a lot of moving around and bustling. In the race. I knew I had something left. Usually I probably get bumped to the back, but this time I just held my ground and kept going.”

Ajee Wilson Audio From Print Reporters

Alysia Montano did not talk to the press.

*More Coverage in Our 800m Section of the World Championships

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