If Only All Coaches Were This Honest With Their Athletes
“I’m going to encourage him to. He’d turn down too much money. He can tweak his hamstring next year and get nothing. How are you going to turn down $350,000 for five years or $400,000 for five years or $500,000 for five years – two and a half million dollars? You can’t do it. Not in our world. Not in the track world. I mean, that’s a lot. He’s a sprinter, so he has an opportunity to get some of that bigger money.”
– Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley talking with Lubbockonline.com about how he’s going to encourage Divine Oduduru to go pro.
For an inspiring profile of Oduduru’s dream to take his family out of poverty, read this IAAF feature on him. Given the fact he’s already semi-famous for a YouTube interview that he gave when he was just 16, and he just ran the 2nd greatest single-day 100/200 double in history (9.86/19.73), we hope he gets a lot.
Speaking of getting a lot, NCAA women’s sprint star Sha’Carri Richardson has gone pro.
- The world has lost a bright light: Rest in Peace Gabe Grunewald
- One and done: Sha'Carri Richadson goes pro after running NCAA and World jr record of 10.75 in 100
- British WC marathoner Tish Jones (2:31:00 pb) does up to nearly 250 miles (400km) of training a week.... on a bike
- Katelyn Tuohy’s season over
- Fair or Foul? Canadians rip US women's soccer team for "disgraceful" celebrations in 13-0 rout.
- Ryan Shay Road Mile: July 27th/Prize Money-Travel Money
- Matthew Boling's 44.7 split isn't as impressive as it seems
- Evan Jager Missing In Action?
- Check your scores/change your picks in $200,019 Running Warehouse Prediction contest