Jenny Barringer ran second place to Anna Willard at the Olympic Trials where Willard set the American record.

This week, though, they swapped places at a competitive meet in Belgium against top international talent. Barringer edged Willard by 0.03 seconds to run a new American record by almost 5 seconds of 9:22.73. The next runner was over 10 seconds behind the two women.

I am looking forward to the rivalry between these two continuing at the Olympic Games, where the women will be running in the first steeplechase. They’ve just shown that they can compete against top international talent and I hope to see one if not both of them come home with a medal.

Here’s a post race interview with Barringer following her win:

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