Trell Kimmons, 2011 New Balance Indoor, photo by PhotoRun.net
Trell Kimmons has been added to the USA roster in response to Mike Rodgers withdrawal from the US team. Rodgers tested positive to a stimulant, per USADA and Reuters story. Rodgers comment was that he did not want to be a distraction for the US team. Mike McNees, the acting CEO of USA Track & Field, commented positively on Rodgers action.
Kimmons added to Team USA roster for World Championships
Trell Kimmons (Coldwater, Miss.) has been added to Team USA’s
roster for the 2011 IAAF World Championships, August 27-September 4 in
Daegu, South Korea.
Kimmons will compete in the men’s 100 meters, an event in which
he placed fourth at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.,
in a time of 10.04 seconds. Kimmons was the 2010 USA Indoor 60m and
Outdoor 100m runner-up and has a personal-best time of 9.95 seconds.
Kimmons replaces Michael Rodgers, who on Friday voluntarily
withdrew from the World Championships and accepted a provisional
suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, after he tested positive
for a stimulant earlier this summer (http://www.usada.org/default.asp?uid=3550). Rodgers had placed third in the 100m at the 2011 USA Championships in 9.99 seconds.
“We are glad Michael has chosen to accept this provisional
suspension, which will lessen the amount of disruption to his teammates
as they prepare for the World Championships,” said USATF Interim CEO Mike McNees.
Kimmons already was a part of the Team USA roster for Daegu as a member of the 4x100m relay pool.
For complete Team USA news, visit www.usatf.org
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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