Amazing women’s 1,500 at the Prefontaine Classic

Jenny Barringer ran an improbable 3:59.9 and broke the NCAA record. You know something special is going on when Shalane Flanagan (admittedly not a miler) is one of the laggards.

Event 7 Women 1500 Meter Run
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World: W 3:50.46 1993 Qu Yunxia, China
American: A 3:57.12 1983 Mary Slaney
Hayward: H 3:59.19 1984 Mary Slaney, USA
Prefontaine: P 4:00.44 2008 Gelete Burka, Ethiopia
All-Comer: @ 3:58.92 7/23/1988 Mary Slaney, USA
Name Year Team Finals
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Finals
1 Gelete Burka Ethiopia 3:59.89
2 Jenny Barringer USA 3:59.90
3 Anna Alminova Russia 4:01.44 4:01.432
4 Anna Willard USA 4:01.44 4:01.439
5 Christin Wurth-Thomas USA 4:01.72
6 Shannon Rowbury USA 4:03.92
7 Nuria Fernandez Spain 4:04.75
8 Nancy Lagat Kenya 4:05.05
9 Meskerem Assefa Ethiopia 4:05.99
10 Erin Donohue USA 4:06.70
11 Shalane Flanagan USA 4:06.91
12 Treniere Clement USA 4:10.73
13 Shayne Culpepper USA 4:15.18
— Nikeya Green USA DNF .

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  1. #1 by monado on June 11, 2009 - 12:19 am

    When you say “improbable,” I think “drugs.” Does she have boy arms?

  2. #2 by monado on June 11, 2009 - 12:20 am

    Beautiful run–one head-bob would have done it.

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