16 June, 2016

"World Record is coming"

Kendra Harrison narrowly missed the 100m hurdles world record in Eugene earlier this year. But it is only a matter of time she said today: “It feels good to be so close to the world record. It puts it all in perspective and I am sure it will happen. The American trials will be really tough. The USA is so strong in this event at the moment. Photo: Jonas Hedman

Kendra Harrison narrowly missed the 100m hurdles world record in Eugene earlier this year.  But it is only a matter of time she said today: “It feels good to be so close to the world record. It puts it all in perspective and I am sure it will happen.  The American trials will be really tough.  The USA is so strong in this event at the moment.

“I have combined 400 and 100 hurdles in the past but this year I wanted to concentrate on 100m because I wanted to do the indoors.  I focus a lot on recovery, give myself time and days off.  I also study my event looking at technique.”

In tomorrow’s race she will face fellow Americans Queen Harrison and Nia Ali as well as Susanna Kallur of Sweden.

Kallur said “This will be my first event of 2016.  It feels good to be back competing after six years.  Last time I ran here was 2007.  I am focusing on enjoying every minute. I have only been back hurdling since May so tomorrow it is all about technique.  My coach and my family and my determination kept me going.  My ambition is to make the Olympics.”

Carol Austin