Friday, July 25, 2008

Crystal Palace, Back On The Winning Track

It was a pretty cool and windy day out in London, but I got back on the winning track by running 13.20 (-1.0w) and winning by a convincing margin. Anwar came second with 13.52 and Olijars third with 13.57.

I basically went out an executed what I had to do. It was a good race, I hit hurdle eight and that was about it. I didn't start very well but ran a great back half as usual. This might have been the hardest race I have run this season, I feel like I was digging towards the end, probably the wind was a factor at that point.

I'm happy that I was able to get back on track with a win, I have no complaints, my first race at Crystal Palace was a successful one.

My roommate Marc came second in the 100, running 9.97. He dominated the critical zone and came from around last place and had a good performance as well.

The second day of competition is tomorrow with the much anticipated 200 race with Bolt and the men's 4x1 races. I leave here on Sunday heading for Monaco, my last race before Beijing.


Anonymous said...

I know I'm a little late but I saw you at the trials on Eugene,OR and I wanted to say congratulations on making it to the Olympics. I wish you the best!

Michael Bien said...

Wishing you all the best for the Olympics.
Hope to have a chance to "see you live in action" someday in Germany :-)

Anonymous said...

The song was created because a long time ago they had a smaller bridge, but the traffic volume was increasing as cars and such started to be more common, so the bridge was slowly collapsing thus "london bridge is falling down". Eventually they got the new bridge and the old bridge was sold to some town in arizona. it was taken apart block by block and reassembled there, while a new london bridge was built in england.