Quote Of The Day
“I think it’s almost never the right choice. … The whole problem with that is people think the whole going pro thing is just based on times. And it’s not. Because you can have an athlete who hits a time and they’ll never get back there. If you go pro based on that one time or that one day or that one 2.0 wind, and it doesn’t happen again. So now what? You have mortgaged that child’s future based on that one race. … I can tell you, that when I’m at track meets now, that’s the No. 1 thing parents came up to me with. ‘Hey, ‘My son ran 10.19’ should he be able to? No. They look at me like, ‘What? But he ran 10.19?’ He ran 10.19 once. What’s his second best time? Oh, 10.26. Huh. What’s his third? 10.33. No. Not ready.”
– Former world champion, TV commentator and coach Ato Boldon talking about the decision to go pro right out of high school.
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