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Sanya Richards-Ross, Marvin Bracy and Jeff Demps all ran fast in wind-aided 100s at the Texas Relays in Austin. Full results.
Richards-Ross went 10.89 and still had time to throw up the ‘hook em.’
High-schooler Bracy ran 10.06 and shouldn’t really be racing with high school kids anymore. He is looking more and more like a potential Olympic Trials finalist.
Demps went 10.01.
Jeremy Wariner’s 44.58 split in the 4 x 400 relay is a promising sign after spending much of 2011 injured.
Performance of the meet was the Auburn men’s 4 x 100 relay team that ran 38.30, good for fourth best college performance ever. It is also the fastest time in the world this year if you are the type of person that is concerned with who has the fastest 4 x 100 in April.
University of Texas football player and U.S long jump champion, Marquis Goodwin, did not compete in his specialty at the Texas Relays citing an injury. The injury does not seem major as his coach believes he will be back in time for the Big 12 Championship. Nonetheless, advantage football.
In the Carlsbad 5000 Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel won the men’s race, while Tirunesh Dibaba took the women’s. Toni Reavis breaks down both races. Video of men’s and women’s races featuring commentary by House of Run guest, Kevin Liao.
New Zealand’s shot put phenom Jacko Gill will not compete in the London Olympics, opting to concentrate on defending his World Junior Championship title. The article also details Gill’s seven goals, which unfortunately do not include making more training videos lifting animals or dunking shot puts.
A high school girl that most people did not know (but probably should have) qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 10,000. Cayla Hatton, remember the name.
Also, remember the name of Delano Williams, who won the 100 and 200 at the Jamaican Champs meet in Kingston. Williams is from the Turks and Caicos and thus, could actually end up representing Great Britain in London.
In other Champs action, Shauna Helps won the girls 100 in 11.50. She is 15.
Kenenisa Bekele and Vivian Cheruiyot will headline the year’s first Diamond League meet in Doha on May 15th. Abubaker Kaki reportedly will run the 1500, instead of the 800 where he won a silver medal last year. Switching to the 1500 in 2012 is a smart move for Kaki. His speed would work well in a tactical race and he could avoid David Rudisha, which is probably the reason why most people will just drop the 800 this year.
The head of PUMA, Jochen Zeitz, says the relationship between the company and Usain Bolt has not always been great and there has been some “rough times.” Like that one time when he became the most profitable and marketable track athlete of all-time and made the company millions of dollars.