Kerley cruises to a 100m win in Japan, Camacho-Quinn romps to an easy 100m Hurdles victory, and Lyles & Coleman serves us a treat in Bermuda.
Another weekend of action in Track and Field gave us another round of talking points to digest on. Reigning men’s 100m champion, Fred Kerley was the star attraction in Yokohama when he ran his first 100m race of the season. We also had Shericka Jackson storm out to victory in the women’s 200m in Jamaica, while Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles put up a show in the men’s 100m at the Bermuda Grand Prix.
Fred Kerley wins t first 100m of the season and projects ASICS too.
Olympic Silver medallist and World Champion over the 100m Fred Kerley got his 100m campaign rolling in fine fashion after he stormed to a 9.88s and 9.91s in the semis and final at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Yokohama. Not that we expected any upset, but eyes were more fixed on his execution. And he did it to almost perfection. Control, purpose, and mastery. An athlete’s dream.
Kerley is on a mission to stamp his supremacy as the undisputed king of sprinting in the last two years. He’s the best all-round sprinter on the grid, but that doesn’t really count for much in an era where medals at global championships are celebrated more than the abilities of the sprinters.
Finding the best way to win these days is at a premium, and in Japan- the home of his new sponsors ASICS, Kerley made light work of his opponents on the track while also sending a stern warning to his rivals who had jumped ahead of the queue with their sterling performance in the early parts of the season.
This is Fred Kerley’s heat in a SB of 9.88 over 100m (1.5) at the SEIKO Golden Grand Prix in Yokohama earlier today https://t.co/KywiBhrqSB
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Kerley knows it won’t be a walk in the park on his quest to defend his title in Budapest this year, but the path towards that double looks calculated and on track. The American has a couple of meetings with Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and African Champion Ferdinand Omanyala. Less we forget his countrymen, Christian Coleman and Trayvon Bromell. All these guys are on a mission to dethrone him and ensure they get a bigger chunk of the pie from their sponsors the way Kerley is getting with ASICS.
The next three months will be fun!
Shericka Jackson wins in Jamaica…
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