There was no doubt in my mind that Brenda Martinez was going to make the 800 meters and 1,500 meters. The 800 meters hurt Brenda Martinez more than just about anyone else in the race. She handled it with the class of athlete that she is. She did not complain, she was composed and honest. When she came screaming down the final stretch in the 1,500 meters, the fans in Hayward were screaming for her as she and Amanda Eccleston battled down the stretch. Brenda made the team by .03! I always am tormented by those battles. It is, however, the world we live in. Amanda Eccleston ran an amazing race (and will make teams in the future). Brenda Martinez will not double in Rio, but she will be racing the 1,500 meters with her teammate, Jenny Simpson. This video was filmed by Tim Jeffreys for The Shoe Addicts.
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