Genzebe Dibaba's breathtaking world record performance and to a lesser extent, Shannon Rowbury's American record last week in Monaco were landmark events. Since Dibaba has been training to focus on the 5000, there is a lot of speculation on how fast she can ultimately run the distance.
For both devoted Track And Field geeks and casual fans, part of the fun is attempting to predict the outcomes. Some make it a science, gathering all the data they can on previous performances, reports on workouts and predicted weather. Others just go by their gut.
While watching the Armory Track Invitational last Saturday on NBC, I saw the new USATF commercial promoting the sport of track and field.
Track & Field is near the bottom of the totem pole of spectator sports, but can be exciting to watch at any level, from high school and college to pro.