This was a crazy result. The kid (Frosh) runs under 45 for the first time(on a windy day) to take down a MASSIVELY talented field. What is UK doing so right?
1 Dwight ST HILLAIRE FR Kentucky 44.55 Q 1 (1) PB
2 Nathon ALLEN SO Auburn 44.76 Q 2 (1)
3 Akeem BLOOMFIELD SO Auburn 44.90 Q 2 (2) SB
4 Nathan STROTHER SR Tennessee 45.19 Q 1 (2)
5 Alejandro ZAPATA JR Liberty 45.28 Q 2 (3)
6 Chantz SAWYERS FR Florida 45.40 q 2 (4)
And all of these guys will be out of the sport after Tokyo 2020 because they won't be able to make it financially in this sport.
You wannaa bet? Shillaire is from Trinidad so he's big there. Allen and Bloomfield are Jamaican right? I
But let's say even if these people were American and even if they ended up without contracts, why couldn't a 23 year old find a way to get a job and workout for 3 hours a day?
Running with the buffs author Chris Lear once said it best to me, "Rojo, remember when we just got out of college and our only care in the world was making sure the rent was paid and running fast."
I was being facetious. I think the guys from Caribbean nations have a better chance of staying in the sport, considering they are basically national heroes in their country and here they are nothing more than a track athlete trying to make it.