Inside Athletics

LaCaze runs 1500m PB

After what she described as the best week of her life, although surely one of the most nervewracking, Olympian-to-be Genevieve LaCaze has recorded a personal best over 1500m.

LaCaze clocked 4:12.48 at an American Milers Club meet in Indianapolis to slash a second off her personal best only days after recording her Olympic A-qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase.

LaCaze's steeplechase performance became headline news, and the stylish 22-year-old gained a swarm of support during the pursuing saga that left Athletics Australia at odds with the athletics community, the Australian public and the Australian Olympic Committee.

Athletics Australia eventually relented and changed its qualifying period to 22 June, while the Australian Olympic Committee today announced it will be willing to accept athletes who qualify until 7 July, the international deadline for entries.

The grace and composure which LaCaze handled the situation is a testament to her character, while the ability to subsequently produce a personal best augurs well for her ability to handle pressure at higher levels of the sport.

Here's an interview that FloTrack did with Genevieve after her 1500m PB.