2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour: Marcin Lewandowski speaks on how his 800m speed helped in his European 1,500m success (prior to Polish Indoor NR of 1,500m)

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Last night, at the 2019 Copernicus Cup (Torun, Poland), five thousand Polish fans were treated to some exciting Polish performances. Among them were the final two events of the night: the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 60 meters.

In the men's 1,500 meters, Marcin Lewandowski scored a new Polish NR with his 3:36.50. Marcin had virtrually promised the NR, and as a local hero, Marcin is a rock star in Torun. Samuel Tefara won the race in 3:35.57 and Marcin was second in 3:36.50.

Lewandowski_MarcinFL-WorInd18.jpgMarcin Lewandowski, 2018 World Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net

Marcin did an interview with me on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, about how his 800m focus has helped him in his 1,500m racing. In the 2018 European Indoor Championships, Marcin Lewandowsk went from out of the medals, into taking silver in the 1,500m. In the 2018 World Indoor Championships, Marcin was 2nd in the 1,500m, and first in the World Cup. Since 2005, Marcin had focused on the 800 meters. Coached by his brother, Tomasz, Marcin Lewandowksi is one of the most enduring and successful European middle distance runners.

Here is the @runblogrun interview from Wednesday on his middle distance success!

Interview with Marcin Lewandowski, 5 February 2018

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