When I saw the heat sheets posted at the hotel, I was surprised to see both Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross competing in both the 400m and 200m just 45 minutes apart with the 400m going first.
I used to do the 400-200 at twilight meets spaced 30 minutes apart for a good special endurance workout, but we’re talking about a world class meets and taking away lanes (and prize money!) from other athletes.
In any case, both Felix and Richards-Ross are in a class by themselves and both ran sub 23 to finish 4th and 5th respectively in the 200m.
Great job, ladies!
Here is the video for the 400 meters (Facebook and RSS readers, click here)
Here are the results, but I have one question: why the terrible reaction times?
What happens to Sanya Richards? She seems to fade in the second half of the race. The firsts two hundred appear to be discrete. To hear the reports (I have not seen the race), same problem also occurred in Ostrava. She is more that two seconds over PB!
On what she needs work in order to back into shape in time for Daegu?
There is still time to save the season? Or there were problems in the preparatory phase that may have affected the programming beyond repair?
Jimson Lee says
@Davide, I can assure you she is training long to short!