Menkov in full flight, Doha 2012, photo by PhotoRun.net
Alexsandr Menkov is fit. And he is telling all of Europe, heck, all of the world that he is ready to soar. Already having jumped 8.22m and now, with his 8.18m on 14 February, Menkov has his aim on the European Indoor Champs, to be held in Goteborg, Sweden, March 1-3.
Also, do not miss the Millrose Games this coming weekend! If you are not in the Armory, then watch it live in the evening! Jason Richardson, the Olympic silver medalist in the 110m hurdles, Alysia Montano, the fearless 800 meter runner, Matthew Centrowitz, last year's Millrose Mlle champ and the irrepressible Bernard Lagat, who will be working on returning the AR record for the indoor two mile to his list of records, will all be there. Nick Symmonds will be duking it out with Duane Solomon over the 600 meters and Jenn Suhr, our Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault, could hit some amazing heights!
Congrats to Meet Director Ray Flynn, and Dr. Norb Sander, who saved the Millrose Games by taking a different approach, moving it to the " House that Norb built", the NB Armory T&F Center.
I am truly looking forward to hearing the fans screaming and the track burning as we see some fantastic races on Saturday night!