Kendra Harrison had a rough race in the 60m hurdle final in Portland at the World Champs.
What a difference 40 meters and a month make.
Running at the Spec Townes Invitational, Kendra Harrison ran 12.36, not only a world leader, but the fastest time ever for a hurdler in her yearly debut!
I tweeted Kendra and congratulated her on the race. I asked her one question, how did she feel? did she know she was running fast?
Kendra told me that she hit two hurdles and still ran that fast! Think about that! In the one of the most competitive events in track & field, Kendra Harrison has started off her 2016 season in a screamingly fast fashion.
Successful hurdle racing requires two different skills, sprinting and hurdling. Mastering them takes years for some. The U.S. has, for 2016, six of the top ten in the world. Who will make it through Eugene? That waits to be seen, but know this, Kendra Harrison is on her way to some very fast times for 2016.
Some have suggested that the WR of 12.21 could be in danger. One thing is clear to me, if Kendra Harrison can get those last two hurdles in control, she should go very, very fast.