Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pulling Gains From A Loss

Another highlight on Jenny Barringer from this article, regarding narrowly losing in a bid to win from behind:

"The race at Prefontaine changed my life and my career as projections go for my future," says Barringer, the U.S. recordholder in the 3,000 steeplechase who will compete in the event at the Aug.15-23 world championships in Berlin.

"I went to a place of competition within myself that needed to be found and needed to come out. I just totally let go of splits and was competitive.

"The whole last couple of months of indoor and outdoor track, I've had this edge at the end of races, this aggressiveness and competitiveness that I think I've been developing for years. It's really just come to the surface this year. It's like you find an extra tool in the shed to use."


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