t_monk wrote:..... So Muna Lee running 11.39 and Anderson runs 11.36.... But weren't these girls running 11 flat and faster 2 or so weeks ago? Oh dear.... They must have been running in a hurricane that caused them to run this slow OR just plain horrible conditions..... Oh no.... Ahoure PB'd here too and the wind reading was +1.5....
Uh, the reason is that 2 weeks ago they were in peak condition? US athletes have to peak for their trials just to make the team, you know. After making the team there is then always the dilemma of how to best time a second peak for the main event while adjusting to the time difference in Europe or Asia.
It is more common than not for US athletes in this situation to have very mediocre times in their first meet(s) in Europe, especially the non-superstar ones. So a bad result from one random meet means exactly nothing, while Ahoure's great time does mean she is in great shape and a potential threat in Moscow.
Now, if Anderson's next races - I assume there are some - don't see her returning to, say, 11.1x level, then you can start to make some conclusions that she may not be able to reproduce her trials form in Moscow.