Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just Press Play - Michael Johnson 1992 Olympic Trials

This is a classic. 5 days before the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon is an appropriate time to watch a legendary race from the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials. The 200-meter race featured arguably two of the greatest modern Olympians in Michael "The Man" Johnson and Carl "King" Lewis.

19.79 from lane 8--who does that?

The lesson taught by MJ is that it doesn't matter what lane you end up with in the finals. Watch Michael Johnson light up the track from what looks like another area. The race also had sprinting great Mike Marsh, who also run under 20 seconds that day. Every athlete heading to the trials should study this race before boarding the airplane for Eugene.

Click here to watch the 200-meters featuring Michael Johnson from the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials.

By Jay Hicks.

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