LOS ANGELES (USA): World U20 200m champion Michael Norman has no immediate plans on turning professional after a stellar summer campaign in which he also finished fifth at the US 200m Olympic Trials. “I have intentions on going pro but I don’t know when that opportunity will come up but as of right now, I’m going to college,” he said. Norman will be training and studying at University of South California where he will be coached by Caryl Smith Gilbert and Quincy Watts.
RunBlogRun opines: Micheal Norman is a single example of this wonderful class of new athletes in our sport. In this day and age, I think, athletes should have choices on whether to go pro, go through the college system and then go pro, or something in between. An education is an important part of the life experience. Good luck, Micheal Norman, and make the right decision for you and your family.