#2 World Rank
I found myself in a battle with Herb M., (son and namesake of one of the greatest Jamaican Olympians ever). I didn't think that guy was so fast. To my surprise, he made up the stagger on me quickly, despite one of my best starts ever, and I found myself in a dogfight all the way down the stretch. Having to fight him off forced me to give full effort and I came within .02 of a PR.
Alan left early, and Don who is #1 in the world will likely win tomorrow. He posted the fastest qualifying time, I was second, then Herb and Rudy. I'm hoping I'll get in for a medal, and not get hurt. Don looks unbeatable, having posted times in the low 24's. I'd be happy to run the same time tomorrow as I did today.
Overall, it's been a good meet, no matter how this 200m final pans out.
|200m prelim - 24.61|