MIKE RODGERS IS STARTING TO WARM UP TO BE A THREAT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD WHILE TAKING THE 100M VICTORY FROM ANDRE DE GRASSE IN GUADALUPE
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it…” Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited for these motivational words. “I have lived by and allowed these words into my life. I just want a clean race and want to run a season best for the year, and continue to be healthy!” -Mike
Mike has finally blocked himself out of that negative world and found himself in the ready position. His knees were bent and were ready for the gun to go off. The next few seconds were filled with nothing but complete silence. The whistle of the wind was the only thing that was heard throughout the entire stadium. Mike was completely concentrating on his plan of attack and how he would implement it. He seemed to have let himself float off in a space. You can see that he was the only person in this world. The overwhelming white sky was above. Mike tells us that “There were no people, no fans, and no other runners. I was in a zone. This perfect, peaceful, tranquil place slowly let out all of the nervousness and pressure that was building up inside of me. I was ready to run my perfect race.” Then, the gun went off.
Now, we can finally have an in-depth conversation about the start of what sprinter will wear the heavy crown of “king of the sprints” since the announcement of the retirement of Usain. So, now the battle has begun with the showdown between US’ Mike Rodgers and Canada’s Andre De Grasse, and the US is now 2-0 with Justin Gatlin besting De Grasse in a previous meet a few weeks back at Doha Diamond League, and now Mike Rodgers in Guadalupe! I can say we’re definitely off to a strong start as we patiently wait for Trayvon Bromell, Bryce Robinson, and the US sprint coalition to begin to put themselves in the mix.