2020 New Balance Indoor GP: Trayvon Brommell competes at 60m tonight!

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Trayvon Brommell will be racing in the men's 60m tonight. He races for the sponsor of the meet, New Balance. Trayvon was the World Indoor Champion at 60m in 2016, and an Olympic bronze medalist at 4x100m in Rio. He is coming back from injury, to begin his journey to Tokyo 2020.

TB.jpgTrayvon Brommell, photo by Waco Ind.

Trayvon Brommell was the first junior to break ten seconds in the 100m, running 9.97. A fine starter, Brommel is one of those tremendous athletes who comes along once in a while, and impresses. His nemesis has been injuries.
Travyon Brommell took the bronze in the 100m in Beijing. In the World Indoors, in Portland 2016, he took the gold! All looked good for Brommell.
In his first Olympics, Rio 2016, Trayvon took 8th in the 100m final, and battled to keep the bronze for the US in the 4x100m. In that fall at the line, he injured his achilles.
The reason you have not heard much from him since 2017 is injury. Yes, sprinter's in top form make the crazy speeds with which they need, and the explosive starts, look easy.
Au contraire mes amis. The speed may be innate, but the ability to manage it, to focus it and to control it is developed over a decade.
When an athlete gets injured, the careful, slow, patience management of the recovery is key. In many cases, the athlete comes back healthier and has learned about something missing in training, perhaps the overuse or underdevelopment of a key muscle or group of muscles.
Athletes like to race. Sprinters need to race often. With Trayvon Brommel, you will see a fine American sprinter, who runs for meet sponsor, New Balance, at the beginning of his journey to Eugene for the Olympic Trials and his journey to Tokyo.
Today, Trayvon will race Asafa Powell, an Olympic medalist who has run 98 sub under 10 second 100m races!
Today, the distance is over 60 meters. It will be an early season test and most entertaining for the fans. The sprints at the Reggie Lewis are fast and furious.
For Trayvon Brommel, this race will give him and his coach an idea of where to begin in 2020. For Trayvon Brommel, this sixty meters begins his road to Tokyo.
Update, January 26: In the 60m, Trayvon Brommel got out okay, and then, moved back, finishing 8th overall in 6.84. He did not look bad, he did not look racing fit.

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