Cain Starting to Prove She’s Very Able
By Joe Battaglia for the IAAF
NEW YORK, USA - As the pulsating stadium anthem reverberated through the 168th Street Armory in Upper Manhattan, Mary Cain punched the sides of her legs with clenched fists and whispered, “Come on!” to herself as she turned back toward the starting line.
While the music and crowd energy certainly helped her get pumped up moments before the Wanamaker Women’s Mile at the Millrose Games, it was once again Cain who delivered a jolt to the track and field establishment during a winter which has made her one of the long-range favourites for the girls’ 1500m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, this summer.
On 16 February, in one of the most famous indoor meetings on the calendar, the 16-year-old from Bronxville in New York state finished second to Canada’s Sheila Reid in this star-studded professional race, running 4:28.25 to set four new records.
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