I am definitely bias when stating this but I think most will agree that the womens 1500m is a great race.
The race may have Camille (4:13), Angie (4:11), Nikki (4:04) and Lucy (4:05) all racing each other. If that is the case there are a few cool stats/potential outcomes.
It will mean
– The NZ all time number 1 and 2 are racing
– A 4:04/05 athlete will not win the national title
– At least 4th place (potentially lower) will have a pb of 4:13 or better
– There will be at least two women (potentially 3) who have represented NZ at a major championship in middle distance who do not win the title. Also the medal stand will have 3 NZ major reps or potentially a major rep may not be on the stand.
Also there are a number of women which have run very fast to add to the mix. Katie Wright (4:18), Rosa Flanagan (4:18) and Lydia O’Donnell (4:22).
This has the potential to be one of the best female 1500m championships in a very long time, if not the best NZ 1500m championship ever.