Mary Cain has started off 2014 in style. In January, Mary Cain broke the World Junior record for the 1,000 meters, and then, ran a scintillating mile, missing the World Junior Indoor Records for the mile by .01!
In February, Mary Cain became even busier! At the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (February 8, 2014), Mary Cain ran 2:35.85, breaking her WJR by nearly four seconds, for the 1000 meters. At the Millrose Games (February 15, 2014), Mary Cain won the mile and showed that, at 17, she is a force in American middle distance running. On February 23, 2014, Mary Cain took control of the US 1,500 meter championships at the 1,000 meters and never looked back, winning in a swift for the altitude 4:07.05. Mary Cain used a near sixty second last 400 meters to defend her US indoor title.
For her February running, RunBlogRun salutes Mary Cain as our American athlete of the month for February 2014. Now on to Sopot! Special thanks to the The Shoe Addicts for the video.