"I was always surprised that my records stood for so long," Evans said in an e-mail. "But a few years ago, I realized that it was only a matter of time before they fell."
"It was such a surreal moment," she says. "That had been my dream for so long, and just missing it at worlds, I didn't want to miss it again by just a little bit. When I looked at the clock and saw 15:42, I thought that I couldn't be right. Not only was it a new record by 10 seconds, I had broken my personal record by 11 seconds. That was shocking itself."