Speedster wrote:Perhaps all the talk is for column inches and PR, rather than any actual chance at reaching those times in the future. WR talk is so common in the men's sprints that perhaps the women need to get in on the act to gain some profile? Truth is die hard fans no there is little chance for all three to approach the records, but perhaps the general population's interest will be sparked, achieving the desired result.
And this goes for ALL events in T&F!!
If an athlete...or athletes...hypes a WR attempt enough, the crowd will pay to see it, right??
But what happens when most, if not all, of those advertised WR attempts FAIL??
Or worse yet, the athlete doesn't even TRY!!
Best (or worst???) example of the latter was Mo Farah saying he wanted to break the British 2 mile record (outdoors) of 8:13.5.
He'd do it at the Birmingham meet, he said.
(Or was that Dublin?? Cant remember!)
Anyway, he never even tries....and runs something like 8:42.
So the paying crowd, expecting a WR attempt....go home feeling they've been had!!
It's the "boy who cried wolf" syndrome!!
Bottom line: If you SAY you're going to try for a WR...then TRY!!!!