So, I'm back in Stuttgart, the city where I shut down the Mercedes Benz Stadium last season with the last win ever on that historic track.
This year will be the first time I have ever competed in Stuttgart indoors. But before competition starts tomorrow, I took part in the "Kids Day" the meeting director put on.
The kids were great and super excited to see us. I took a small group and had them go through a little bit of my warm-up and some of my hurdle drills.
You know it was a massive amount of autographs to sign, but I sign them all for the kids. Most of the time they don't know who you are but they see their friends asking you, so they want one too. I enjoy the kids, they genuinely are happy that you are there.
After passing out awards to the kids, I linked up with Joel for a quick training session that went pretty decent.
My pre-meet is never a good indicator of how I'm going to perform for some odd reason. Sometimes on days when it's not so good, I run fast in the meet, days when I'm hitting it well, I don't do too well.
We have two races here as well. This will be a new set of circumstances for me, I'm in the second heat of the hurdles, I will get done running, head over for the "Presentation of the Stars", then get ready for the final which is about 30 minutes after the prelim round.
Robles was suppose to run here, but in his absence, there will still be a high quality field. Yvgeniy Borisov, (Russia) has the fastest PR in the field at 7.44, he is the World Indoor Bronze Medalist. Greg Sedoc, the national record holder from the Netherlands (7.56), Alan Scott and Andy Turner from Great Britian, Joel and myself. Should be a good one.
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