Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore (#265) is on a mission right now. She just sent us a note after accepting a new client that she’s in Europe for two weeks trying to pin down the A standard. We’re super excited and want to wish her the best of luck heading into the Canadian Olympic Trials in July.
Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore ran the world’s seventh-fastest 1,500-metre race of the season on Wednesday in South Korea, and posted a required Olympic B standard in the process.
Continuing to travel the world in search of the A and B Olympic standard, Elmore achieved one of her necessary goals to make the 2012 Canadian Olympic team by posting a time of 4:07.90 at a IAAF World Challenge meet race in Daegu. The B standard is 4:08.90.
The 32-year-old now has her sights set on the A standard of 4:06 and a top-three finish at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Calgary July 27-30.
“It was a great race. I felt great and I’m looking forward to another opportunity to running even faster again soon,” said Elmore shortly after her sixth-place finish in a world-class field. “I’m pretty sure I can drop another two seconds in my next race or two. It’s a good feeling just chipping away at the time and getting faster each race.”