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Price claims historic gold in hammer throw at Doha 2019

By Jessi Gabriel / TrackTown USA

DeAnna Price knew coming into IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 that she had a good shot at the podium in the women’s hammer throw.

But knowing that and executing on it are two different things. Crazy things happen at championship meets and the form-charts don’t always pan out. So even though Price came into the event with the year’s world-leading mark (78.24m – the American record, set at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships), nothing was guaranteed.

“It’s never a sure thing,” said Price. “You just have to go in and give yourself the best …