Anderson runs Personal Best
MONACO — Gabriele Anderson has been on a roll in Europe.
Anderson finished fifth at Monaco, as one of four American women in the top five. Anderson set a personal best time in the 1,500-meters of 4:01.48.
Christopher Chavez posted a post-race interview with Anderson on flotrack.org.
“My big thing is you cannot cry after a PR or after a win, no matter how ugly it was or small the PR,” Anderson told Chavez. “You never know when a PR is going to become a lifetime best. You don't want to say that but people who don't think PRing is a big deal. It is. You have to celebrate every single one. So, I'm going to celebrate.”
Her PR time was the 11th fastest all-time for U.S. women.
Anderson’s finish demonstrates the depth the Americans have in the 1,500.
Jenny Simpson won the race in 4:00.48, exactly one second faster than Anderson’s. Kenya’s Hellen Obiri was second in 4:00.93. Fellow Americans Brenda Martinez and Shannon Rowbury finished in third and fourth place. Gabe will race again July 26 in London.