Jereem Richards had an excellent London 2017 World Championships. In the 200 meters, Jereem ran a fine 200 meters, taking the bronze medal in the 200 meter final. Then, as a member of the Trinidad & Tobago 4×400 meter team, Jereem and his team mates upset the US 4×400 meter team in a brilliant relay run in the London World Champs.
The University of Alabama sprinter has given up his last year of college elgibility at the NCAA and turned pro on September 12 and will run for adidas. He will be managed by Global Athletics & Marketing, located in Boston, MA.
Jereem Richards was quite pleased to know that Maurice Greene, 100m gold medalist WC in 1997, 1999 and 2001 predicted his medal on the Mo & Larry show, a video show regarding the London World Champs prior to his 200 meter race. RunBlogRun wishes Jereem a great 2018 and is happy to see that he continues to matriculate at the University of Alabama to finish his college degree!
From the www.globalathletics.com website:
One month after winning two medals at the IAAF World Championships in London, Jereem Richards has announced that he is turning professional and has agreed to an endorsement contract with adidas. Richards finished second at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships and third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships over 200m for the Alabama Crimson Tide before winning the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in London. Two days after the Men’s 200m final, Richards won a gold medal as part of Trinidad and Tobago’s 4x400m relay team.