Nike Talks World Indoors 2018, Week Six, Day Four: Margaret Wambui eyes the prize

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Most of us first saw Margaret Wambui as she won the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, where she won the 800 meters in 2:00.49. Margaret ran in the World Championships in Beijing in 2015, learning about the change from juniors to open, not advancing from her heats.

Wambui_Margaret-Worldi16.jpgMargaret Wambui, Portland World Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net

In 2016, Margaret shook up the 800 meter world with her fine gold medal in Portland at the World Indoor Championships, finishing in 2:00.49. Just six months later, Margaret Wambui was thick in the battle at the 2016 Rio Olympics, taking the bronze medal in 1:56.89!

The World Indoors in 2017 was again, an amazing race. The 800 meters was a unforgiving race, with Margaret Wambui taking fourth in 1:57.54. Margaret is one of the few women 800 meter runners who can battle in each and every race over 800 meters. Her leg speed, with a 400 meters of 52.54, shows that her finish is always dangerous.

Watch her over 800 meters in Birmingham!

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