She plans to make a good start in Birmingham`s World Champ AFAIK. I also do not follow track and field closely between Big Competitions.
In fact I wasn`t running precisely against her It was the University`s competition. She was a member of the men`s relay team of the journalist faculty and ran on the last stage. I for my part ran on the 3d. And she won the event for journalists, starting the 4th and finishing the 1st
Originally posted by fresh2flash It was the University`s competition. She was a member of the men`s relay team of the journalist faculty and ran on the last stage. I for my part ran on the 3d. And she won the event for journalists, starting the 4th and finishing the 1st
what an experience... I'd love to run against her.
I never actually ran 400 m. Even 200 m was not a common distance for me. 100 m at my best I ran 12.06 - not that fast But in fact I used to practice track and field in jumps. In long jump my personal best is 6.89, in triple jump I can`t remember exactly - a bit longer than 15 m.
...always hated 400m since the last 100m I usually just walked... but I managed to finish few of them with my best results under 54sec (I consider them equal): 53.7 and 53.76 (I retired from T&F right after that run due to the same injury as current Momo's)
She says that she wants to do another major over 400 m hurdles. I think that's sensible actually. I reckon if she stays fit and gets her technique right she could do the world record. Pechonkina just isn't as fast between the hurdles so I reckon Irina could have her. I wish she had done it years earlier. She was a great sprinter but could never get past Devers, Ottey and Torrence consistently. That was a tough era to be sprinting in. Kratochvilova covered all the distances up to 800 m very well. I think Irina could too.
The above pic is from last month when Irina was promoting a new athletics initiative for kids who are living in orphanages in Moscow.
Last edited by MirjanaLfan; Dec 13th, 2002 at 10:51 AM.