Lea Sprunger is a top Swiss athlete. She moved to the 100m and 200m in 2011, from the heptathlon. In 2015, Lea then moved to the 400m hurdles, where she has the Swiss record of 54.06. Lea also has the 400m National record of 50.52.
On Thursday, June 11, she will again shoot for the stars, attempting to use 13 strides and be the first women to do such a thing over the 300m hurdles.
OSLO (NOR): European 400m hurdles champion Lea Sprunger will attempt to become the first woman history to employ a 13-stride pattern when she contests the 300m hurdles at the Impossible Games in Oslo on Thursday. “As the Olympic Games have been postponed, it is important to have some challenges to work on in training. It’s a perfect time to try to improve and test new things. My stride pattern is one of them” she said. Sprunger will attempt to go to hurdle three with a pattern of 13 strides. “I might pay for these efforts in the second part of the race but when you are trying new things, you can’t expect to be 100% successful in the short term. I still have more than 400 days until the Olympics starts.”
She is planning to go for 13 strides between the first 3 hurdles! This would mean HISTORY!! No woman athlete never did it in competition.@Diamond_League @WorldAthletics @EuroAthletics @BislettGames pic.twitter.com/Si0xNExOVh
— Laurent Meuwly (@LaurentMeuwly) June 8, 2020