Mary Cain had her Olympic Stadium moment in London on Friday evening, a year on from London 2012 Mary finished a creditable fifth place in the women’s 1500 metres.
“You’re not always going to have a good race. I can learn from this now and regroup,” Cain said. “Now I know Moscow isn’t where I just walk into the final and get a medal.”
“I felt the whole crowd just drain me,” Cain said. “They helped me the last 100-meters, but I learned a lot from this. I have to get out harder and longer.”
The 17-year-old made the trip to Europe as preparation for the World Championships in Moscow and used the event to learn what she needs to take in Russia this summer.
“I look at the entry lists and I knew I was capable of being top two.” Cain said. “I was top five, but I don’t feel like I was when you’re far behind most of the race and then realize ‘Wow, there goes the field.’