What happened in the Women’s 800 Meters at the Olympic Trials last night?
Kate Grace, Ajee Wilson, and Chrishuna Williams, made the team! However, moments before they finished 1, 2, 3, the race took an incredible turn.
Alysia Montano went out hard. She appeared a little erratic, swinging wide as she navigated the first 400 in 57. Was it nerves? Then shortly into the second lap, she seemed to pay for her exuberance, but no one could imagine what would happen with 150 to go. Alysia, seemingly trying to claw her way back into the top-three after being swallowed by the pack, clipped Brenda Martinez who was surging for the lead. Did the trip cost Brenda a spot on the Olympic team? The win?
What say you?
What happened? Was Brenda Martinez robbed? What about Alysia Montano? Would she have made the team if she didn’t fall? Some say the race wasn’t fair and should be rerun. Do you agree?
If you missed it, you can view the race here.