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Diamond League 2019 - Oslo (Bislett Games) 13th June

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  • #16
    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    Yes, a PB for Rosie Clarke by 0.4s. I was discussing this here with someone last year (it was either frankiecahill or ibarnett01 I think?), saying that with a flat 3000 PB of 8:47 she should be capable of going sub-9:20, possibly 9:15. But, as it is, her flat/steeple differential of 44 seconds is huge and more like what 10:30 steeplers typically have. She's in danger of being left behind by the rest of Europe, many of whom who continue to improve significantly - Marusa Mismas taking 7+ seconds off her Slovenian NR tonight (9:20.97) and Anna-Emilie Moller similarly demolishing her Danish record with 9:24.
    Is Rosie in danger of doing a reverse Elish McColgan? Rosie had the flat speed and seemingly the hurdling technique to really take apart the current British record, but seems to be not making any significant progress in the steeplechase. While Elish started with the Steeplechase, clearly had the flat speed but not the technique over the hurdles and finally returned to what she was best at, running on the flat. Since then, she has progressed very well, taking the Scottish 5000m record last week and about to make her debut over 10,000m.

    What next for Clarke? As you say Lucky, she is getting smoked by the rest of Europe, let alone the best of East Africa and the USA.