Mar 7, 2014; Sopot, Poland; Chanelle Price (USA) runs 2:01.05 in a womens 800m heat to advance in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics at Ergo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chanelle Price captures gold for USA in 800 meters


23-year-old Chanelle Price accomplished something unprecedented when she won the women’s 800 meters at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot on Sunday. Until Price’s victory, no US women had ever managed to finish hire than third at the championships, but Price, who finished second in the 800 at last month’s US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, took the lead from the opening moments of Sunday’s race and didn’t look back.

Price finished in a time of 2:00.09, the best mark in the world this year. She called her performance “hard to believe” in her post-race interview:

“The last six months have been geared to those two minutes. When the win comes true, it is hard to believe. It is going to take some time to hit me. I love to be in the front to keep the pace fast. If these girls are going to me beat me, we have to run an awesome time together. It sounds nice when you say world indoor champion. In my last two races, I have been caught at the end so my coach told me a few things to work on during the third lap to gear me for a better finish. I listened to him and I came out with the win.”

You can check out the complete results below:

1) Chanelle Price, USA — 2:00.09

2) Angelika Cichocka, Poland — 2:00.45

3) Marina Arzamasova, Belarus — 2:00.79 (personal best)

4) Selina Büchel, Switzerland — 2:01.06

5) Nataliia Lupu, Ukraine — 2:01.17

6) Lenka Masná, Czech Republic — 2:02.46

 

[Source: IAAF.org]

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