Jemma Reekie has just started, while the final round of the final is gold at Muller Indoor Grand Prix
“I have much more to give”: Jemma Reekie has just started, because the final round with blisters yields 1500m gold at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix
- The Scottish Jemma Reekie will experience a groundbreaking month on the circuit
- She earned 1500m gold during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday
- Reekie showed finishing speed that tends to separate the good from the best
The shoes remain a mystery, but the kick from Jemma Reekie is in the public domain and a thing of wonder. In another excellent performance in this breakthrough month, she offered another sign in Glasgow yesterday that she is a talent of the highest order.
Her victory over the 1500 m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix did not break any national records, unlike the three that were collected in two races in the last two weeks.
But it did show the kind of finishing speed that tends to separate the good from the best at the highest level.
Jemma Reekie won the 1500 m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday
It was a breakthrough month for the runner, with another excellent performance
After a tactical chaos left her outside the top three and boxed, she delivered a flashy final lap in which she rode the world-wide silver medalist Dawit Seyaum on the straight of the house.
Its finish in 4.04.07 was nearly four seconds shorter than that of the 21-year-old, but the nature of the victory showed that the Scot has much more to offer than the Nike prototypes at its feet.
Reekie said: “I have much more to give. I am not alone on the job now. I’m coming to win. “
Reekie believes she has just started and is showing devastating finishing speed
Reekie overshadowed her training partner Laura Muir, who failed in her attempt to break the 20-year 1000-year world record of Maria Matola. Muir, who revealed a small Achilles issue, clocked 2.33.47, two and a half seconds outside of her target.
The execution of the day went to Armand Duplantis, who broke his own pole vaulting world record by erasing 6.18m – 1cm better than the record he had set a week earlier.