Born in 1991, Beth Potter competed in the Rio Olympics in 2016, when she finished 34th in the 10,000-meter race.
The following year, he decided to focus on triathlon because he believed he could strive for an Olympic medal in that sport.
Potter has competed hard in his new species and success has also come.
In the summer of 2019, he won the ETU European Championship in triathlon.
In addition to the triathlon, Potter has also continued to compete in track and road running.
For example, a year ago, Potter was involved in a 5-mile road race while running on 15.24.
It was a mixed race where men and women set out at the same time.
On Saturday, Potter took part in the same race and ran an amazing time at 14.41.
It falls below Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech’s ME score of 14.43 by two seconds.
Just a week earlier, Potter had competed in the triathlon, so it wasn’t any record attempt.
The organizers of the competition could not prepare for the results at the ME level, as based on media data, there were no doping testers at the competition venue.
Potter himself marveled at his performance on his social media accounts.
- Could someone tell me what just happened, the woman wrote in her Instagram post.
According to the rules of the International Federation of Athletics (WA), acceptance of a world record is conditional on a negative doping test given after the competition.
Based on initial data, Potter’s result will not be accepted as ME.
How could Potter improve his record in tens of seconds?
This issue was heavily discussed on social media after the race.
Sean Ingle, editor of The Guardian, said it was all about the shoes.
According to the fast running site, Potter used modern Asics MetaSpeed shoes running with modern technology in the sole material.
The carbon fiber plate on the sole of the shoe acts like a spring and essentially helps the runner.
The use of “miracle shoes” is possible because the International Athletics Federation decided in December to change its attitude towards new types of shoes.
According to it, new shoe models are compliant with a prototype period of 12 months if they are submitted to WA for inspection and found to be “legal”.
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The fastest 5-kilometer time a woman ran on the highway was still in the hands of a Kenyan.
Joyciline Jepkosgei passed 5 km in time at 14.32 in the 2017 10 km road race in Prague.
However, the species was not yet an official species at the time, and Jepkosgei’s time has not been accepted as an ME result, the BBC reports.