Dominique Scott-Efurd Schedule and Season Preview 2017
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Being a modern-day athlete has become more than simply running fast times and winning races or championships as was in the past. Athletes have far more responsibilities to manage their performances and equally so their brand image. Dominique has done a great job in growing her personal brand whilst still running fast times all over the world. One thing is certain that all this cannot be achieved without precise planning because training, traveling and competing is so demanding on any athlete. Dominique is part of the recent surge of South African athletes who have been flourishing in American (USA) among the likes of Anaso Jobodwana and Ncincilili Titi. These athletes have sent waves back home to SA through their splendid performances and progression over the past few years constantly shining the flag high abroad.
It has been a long while since the Olympics Games in Rio although it might feel like it went by in a flash!
Here’s a look into the results, race plan, and demanding schedule of Dominique Scott-Efurd with just a few weeks before the IAAF World Championships in London:
Dominique flew in to London on the 9th of July, as she was invited by the IAAF to assist in a coaching session at the TDK Rising Stars clinic in London. She then flew to Florence on Monday night (10 July) where she will be racing in a 1500m on the 16th of July before flying to Monaco. She is entered in the 3000 meters in the Monaco Diamond league on the 21st of July. She will then fly back to the USA the next day where she will be wrapping up her training for World Champs whilst she is still pending and anticipating selection by SA in both the 10 000 meters and the 5000 meters as she has run qualifying times for both these distances according to IAAF standard requirements.
Dominique’s highlight performances over the past months since the Olympics Games in Rio are as follows:
12 August 2016 – Represented South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Placed 21st in Athletics in the Women’s 10 000 meters in a personal best time of 31:51.47 which is a World Championships qualifying time.
9 December 2017 – placed 3rd in the Elite Mile at the Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Honolulu.
8 January 2017 – Won the 15 km Bay-to-Bay road race in a new record time of 53:59 in Cape Town, South Africa.
28 January 2017 – Set a new South African national record in the 3000 meters in 8:54.06 at IAAF world indoor tour in Boston, Massachusetts (South African Athletics Statisticians).
11 February 2017 – Set a new South African national record in the indoor mile (1600 meters) in 4:28.47 at the Millrose Games, New York (South African Athletics Statisticians).
2 April 2017 – Placed 4th in 15:40 for 5 km at Carlsbad 5000 road race in California.
5 May 2017 – Ran 15:24.6 in the 5000 meters at the Payton Jordan track meet in California.
8 June 2017 – Ran a World Champs qualifying time of 15:22 in the 5000 meters, at the Rome Diamond League.
25 June 2017 – Ran a personal best 10km in the Boston Athletics Club (BAA) road race in Boston, MA. Ran 32:22 and placed fifth in a very competitive field.
Thanks to Renee Scott (Dominique’s mom) for the detailed update on Dominique’s season and schedule. The support of family is one of the fundamentals that keep athletes going in a sport a challenging and sometimes lonely as being a track and field athlete.
Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images South America
Written by Black Legend