Duane Solomon wants the AR at 800 meters, from EME NEWS/SPIKES
SOLOMON TARGETS US RECORD
LOS ANGELES (USA): US 800 m runner Duane Solomon has the national record in vision. “The only disappointing race, where I knew I could have ran better, was at the world championships,” he says. “I just didn’t run the race like I know I could have, and that was down to a mixture of the expectations people had on me and the expectations I had of myself.” Solomon’s not the kid of man to dwell on it, though. Competing at the world indoors in Sopot in March is a “possibility” – and Duane ‘Bang’ Solomon prefers to focus on the positives – namely a tilt at his coach’s US record time of 1:42.60. “With no worlds or Olympics in 2014, this is the year Johnny wants me to chase it,” says Solomon, who turns 29 in December. “He really wants me to break it, because as he coaches me, he says it will feel like he’s broken it again.” Spikes informs.