Paris Diaries: Christian Taylor talks about very long Triple Jumps


I have been at all the competitions that Christian Taylor has broken 18 meters, but I missed viewing one when I was watching a 1,500 meters. That happened in 2015, and I apologized to Christian, as I felt I had not done my job.

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Christian Taylor is a highly positive, highly likable, terribly smart athlete, who has a loving family, supportive coaching structure, and strong desire to breaking the World record for triple jumps. Taylor loves competition, and his competition with Will Claye at the Pre Classic resulted in a last jump by Taylor of 18.11 meters.

The triple jump will feature Taylor, Claye and Pichardo tomororw in Paris. Here's what Christian Taylor had to say to the media: « I'm very happy to be in Paris. I was there three years ago in 2014, when the event was at the Stade de France. I don't know the new venue, I will discover it. Weather is a little bit cold, but that's fine for me. I live and train in Netherlands, so I'm used to it. I've been training in Netherlands since last February. So far, my season has been quite good and interesting. But I want to be very consistent at my next competitions. My training has been wonderful, the field is very strong : I expect a lot for the MEETING de PARIS. »

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