Jager American Record!


#1

I just watched Evan Jager run 8:06 to break Dan Lincoln’s AR of 8:08. He placed third in a field loaded with Kenyans and dropped his PR down from 8:17. Incredible race, but not totally unexpected. He’s always been a big-time performer when the lights went on. Really cool. Vids will be out there. Look on LetsRun or search Monaco steeplechase.

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#2

Gotta say that was an amazingly well run race by him. Fairly even, moved up the whole race.


#3

How many other non-Kenyans are under 8:10 right now?

He may be very close to a medal.


#4

He’s 8th fastest time this year, and 5th fastest non-African all time. It’s just all about how he races


#5

And remember at the Olmpics is often more how you close because they often become tactical races slower than record times but crazy fast at the end! I think he has an outside shot!


#6

Recap on letsrun. www.letsrun.com/2012/jager-full-0720.php

According to them, Jager’s 1K splits were about 2:45, 2:41, 2:41.

Guessing the woman in the “Jager is my Homeboy” picture is his mother (and I think that picture is from the trials).


#7

In hindsight, the 3200 at the 2007 state meet looks way more epic because of how bright Jager and Derrick’s future are.


#8

Might be a better one somewhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI1_QpRuEsY&feature=g-upl


#9

I thought I saw somewhere that he’s the 4th fastest of those running the steeple at the Olympics.


#10

I believe that’s true, because only 3 from Kenya can run =)


#11

true, but one of those guys behind him is kemboi who is a multiple time world champion and olympic medalist, including absolutely demolishing the field in daegu last year.