Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sparkassen Cup 2010

In a few short hours, I'll be lacing up the racing spikes again, this time in Stuttgart, Germany.

I enjoy racing in this city that contains so much history within the sport. I won the last outdoor race in the historic Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which has been converted into a soccer only stadium, back at World Athletic Final in '08.

Where I am competing at tonight is the venue that I was able to produce my personal best time last season in a great race. I was also named MVP of the meet.
This year's race will be of the highly competitive variety. In the race this year will be the outdoor world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Dayron Robles from Cuba (7.33), 1996 Olympic gold medalist Allen Johnson (7.36), the current second fastest indoor hurdler in the world Peter Svoboda (7.50) and of course me (7.45).

Here, I will again have two races, prelims and finals. I have changed a few things up with my starting blocks in an attempt to get in a better position on my exit out, so I will try it in the first round and see what happens.

We will see what happens at the end of the day, but I'm shooting for the win of course, a quick time in both rounds and most importantly, to clean up some technical things that I can build upon and will carry me through the season.

I'll update with the result!