Before I get to the race, I have something I want to get off my chest. It's about when we catch these buses to the meet from the hotel for competition. Why is it that athletes can't get on the bus or stand the entire bus ride while you have all of these managers and agents and regular people taking up all the seats? Today, it seemed as if there were only 10 athletes sitting on the bus while the rest of the seats were taken up by non-competing persons. I stood the entire bus ride with about 20-plus other athletes. Tiff was waved off by the bus and couldn't get on because there was no more room. To me that makes absolutely no sense.
Now that I'm done venting, on to the race.
I went out there and ran a very clean and solid race. I think I got out of the blocks well, I'm sure my first hurdle was better than in Zurich. The race was eerily similar to the Zurich race, he got out and had the lead and I had to try to come back. I caught up with him around hurdle seven, then he clipped eight and smashed ten. He ran a very uncharacteristic last three hurdles. I don't know if that Zurich race was in the back of his mind still or what, but I hopped all over the opportunity and took the win. 13.02 to 13.17.
I stayed tight and didn't hit a single hurdle the entire race. I am very happy to get the win and I can't wait until we line up again against one another, it will be very fun!
One thing that is starting to really get on my nerves is everytime I have talked to the media, they keep asking me if I feel upset because I won the Bronze Medal at the games. I don't understand that at all. I tell them, "you said it yourself, I WON the Bronze, I am not upset, sad or anything of that nature. You don't get the chance to win a medal too often in a career you know." No one says you lost the Silver or Bronze, but I guess that line of questioning is expected.
I'm about to hit this ice bath, and get ready for my trip to Paris tomorrow afternoon.
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