Andre De Grasse, photo by PhotoRun.net
De Grasse eyes 9.84
OTTAWA (CAN): After injury cost him the chance to compete at the World Championships this year, Andre De Grasse is targeting the 21-year-old Canadian 100m record of Donovan Bailey of 9.84. “I want to break the Canadian record but definitely there are ways and steps to do it and I haven’t thought about the whole process of the goals yet but it’s early,” he told Reuters. “My transition phase is getting good, my finish is strong so just trying to work on that first 30 metres,” the Olympic 200m silver medallist said of what he needed to work on. “I did a good job at a couple meets last year on my starts so just trying to be more consistent.” He intends to miss the World Indoor Championships to focus instead on the Commonwealth Games next spring and remains focused on both sprints.