Paula Radcliffe to advise Jordan Hasay!

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Jordan Hasay, Boston 2019, photo by Photorun.net

RunBlogRun opines on Radcliffe advising Hasay: Jordan Hasay has been one of the finest American marathoners since she focused on the marathon in 2017, Jordan has been a player on the US scene. In her debut, she took 3rd in Boston, in 2:23:00, the fastest debut by an American woman, by almost 3 minutes!

Hasay has taken third in 3 WMM events: Third in 2017 Boston, the debut, in 2:23:00, Third in 2:20.57 in 2017 Chicago, injuries in 2018, and then, third in 2019 Boston, 2:25:20. She dropped out of 2019 Chicago, less than a month after her coach, Alberto Salazar, was censured and banned by WADA and USADA. In Chicago, she was out of contention from the start. Media comments that Hasay was injured during Chicago.

In an instagram post today, 20 November 2019, Jordan Hasay, (who is only second as a cover athlete on California Track & Running News to Sara Hall), announced that Paula Radcliffe, former WR holder in women's marathon, will be the new advisor of Jordan Hasay. Hasay had formerly been coached by Alberto Salazar, who was banned from coaching and athlete interaction by WADA and USADA. The global federation, IAAF (now World Athletics) and national federation, USATF, also took credentials for coaching away from Salazar.

Such drama has to affect athletes and it has. It is good to see that Jordan Hasay has landed so well and that Paula Radcliffe will be a fine advisor for the promising American athlete.

Radcliffe_Paula-Berlin11.jpgPaula Radcliffe, Berlin 2011, photo by PhotoRun.net

ARROYO GRANDE (USA): Jordan Hasay has confirmed Paula Radcliffe will be her "coaching advisor" following the suspension of Alberto Salazar. Hasay wrote on Instagram: "I look forward to working with Paula, whose expertise in being the former world record holder in the marathon is unparalleled, and applying the lessons I've learned over the last decade to my training moving forward through the Olympic Trials marathon and beyond." Hasay will continue to base herself in her hometown of Arroyo Grande in California.

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