Monday, August 24, 2009

Evan Jager

Evan Jager is living a dream. Just 20 years old, Jager ran the 5,000 in 13:22, fast enough to finish 3rd at the National Championships and earning a spot to represent the United States at the World Champioships Track and Field meet in Berlin, Germany. Not unexpectedly, Jager gave it his best in his heat but up against the best in the world failed to qualify for the final.

Watching the race on, it was immediately apparent that when compared to the rest of the field, Jager has way too much wasted motion in his upper body. Watch this clip from a 3,000 meter race he did in Monaco. Maybe it's the hair bouncing around, but I think Evan could be a better runner if he worked on improving his running economy.

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