Our sport is about competition. Mano a Mano, womeno a womeno. Give kids a stick and they can run a relay. At the AREVA Paris 2012, Javier Culson and Dai Greene took each other on, and it was a superb race!
Here is how I saw it:
” I had a better start and first part than in Oslo.” noted Culson about this race in Paris. Javier Culson went out quite hard, making up the distance on the entire field. Dai Greene came out well, and started to take one athlete at a time.
By the time Greene and Culson hit the seventh hurdle, they were very close and the race finish was in question. Culson hurdles well, with his tall, thin frame. Greene hurdles well, but races even better, knowng from experience what a 400 meter hurdler feels like over the last three hurdles.
Felix Sanchez, the 2004 Olympic champ, took third in 48.56.
” And my hero? It is Felix Sanchez, he is the Olympic champion and maybe I can be the same.” noted Javier Culson after his hard won victory. Stay tuned for Greene and Culson to race in the AVIVA London meeting next weekend!
AREVA Paris, 400m hurdles: 1. Javier Culson, PUR, 47.78, WL, 2. Dai Greene, GBR, 47.84, PB, 3.Felix Sanchez, DOM, 48.56, SB, 4. Bershawn Jackson, US, 48.57, 5. Jenue Gordan, TRI, 49.03, 6. Omas Cisneros, CUB, 49.81, 7. Adrien Clemenceau, FRA, 50.15