On Saturday night on the Hawkeye Professional Basic in Iowa Metropolis, Iowa., Vancouver’s Regan Yee opened up her 2023 indoor observe season in unbelievable kind, working a two-second private finest and world-leading time of 4:30.46 within the ladies’s mile.
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Yee and American middle-distance runner Molly Sughroue battled over the ultimate lap, but it surely was Yee who got here up with the sting within the closing 20 metres to win by 4 one-hundredths of a second.
Though Yee crushed her race, her onerous work didn’t cease there. She instantly hopped on a treadmill to do an 8x800m exercise. Many middle-distance runners will do brief exercises after racing to assist flush out lactic acid and to get their our bodies used to coaching on drained legs.
The mile is a distance that Yee is comparatively unfamiliar with, not having raced this distance in over 5 years. Her earlier private finest was 4:32.79.
The 27-year-old hoped for extra in her closing races of 2022, lacking out on the three,000m steeplechase closing at World Championships and simply lacking the rostrum on the Canadian 5K Championships in Moncton.
She represented Crew Canada on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the steeplechase and at the moment trains with Flagstaff-based staff Below Armour’s Darkish Sky Mission Mission. Subsequent weekend, she shall be racing a extra acquainted distance, the three,000m, on the John Thomas Terrier Basic in Boston.
Yee was featured on the quilt of the August/September 2022 version of Canadian Working. Take a look at extra about Yee and her story right here.