Re(8): Michael Merchan Triple

What made Michael's triple so impressive to me was that he ran PRs or near PRs in all three races. That is unprecedented. Usually triples are attempted by athletes that have already established themselves as in a class far above all other LACS distance runners (e.g. Williams and Gomez). And usually the athlete gets to run at an easy pace for one of the first two races (e.g. 4:57 for Williams and 4:14 for Gomez are both well within their comfort zone). Michael wasn't a *clear* favorite in any of the three events individually, and he had to run a very hard 1600 to win it - so to pull off those three times was really something special.


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