EPelle wrote:Zaripova - PB; post-championships PB; post-championships all-time best; fastest ever run in Northern Europe. Likely a few more random accolades as well.
2nd fastest all time, run on 17 August.
But more seriously...I'm sure Zaripova can get nearer to Galkina's WR, but I wonder if she can get the WR. Seven seconds is more than it might seem at first glance, but Zaripova is such an impressive hurdler and seems willing to race boldly, so perhaps she can do it. My guess is a more evenly paced race in Stockholm might have yielded a slightly faster time here. Probably would help if she had someone out there with her. I was impressed with Ghribi's strong finish, but this race was already Zaripova's by the point Ghribi started her charge.
Hard to know how to compare Zaripova & Galkina. They have similar 1500 PBs (both 4:01.xx), but Galkina has a notably better 3km (8:41 to Z's 8:54) and far superior 5km. But Galkina also has many more races at these distances on her resume, so comparisons of these two at these distances probably don't mean much.
In any case, I really enjoyed watching Zaripova's Stockholm race, and hope to see more, through the magic of online streaming.