Friday, May 9, 2008

Allyson Felix Dominates Qatar!

The women’s 100-meter was completely lit up by Allyson Felix. She won the race in 10.93, setting a new personal best. A half and an hour and a half later she ran a world leading time of 49.83 in the 400. All in a days work for one of track’s brightest stars.

American David Oliver set a new personal best time in winning the 110-meter hurdles in 12.95. He was 0.07 off the world record held by China's Liu Xiang. Oliver's previous personal best was 13.08.

Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure won the men's 100 in 10.01, edging Darrell Brown of Trinidad and Tobago by 0.01. Jamaica's Michael Frater was third with 10.08.

The most concerning news of the day is about reigning 400 champ Jeremy Wariner. He pulled out of the 200 because he felt a cramp in his right thigh during warmups. Wariner had entered the 200 to sharpen his finishing speed in preparation for the upcoming Beijing Games.

"It was bad enough not to run and this being the Olympic year and all that," said manager Deon Minor. Wariner, watching the race in the stands, declined to comment.

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.

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