Nike Talks World Indoors 2018: Week 3, Day 4: Marie Jose Ta Lou, big year in 2017, how will it play for Birmingham 2018

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This is the third week, fourth day of the Nike Talks World Indoors Series. Thanks to Nike Sports Marketing, @runblogrun will provide a Monday-Friday story on a key athlete from US, Great Britain, Europe, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. On the weekends, we will go back in World Indoor history and provide a favorite moment. This sponsorship goes from January1-March 5. We hope you enjoy. And please check out www.nikerunning.com. Remember to support our sponsors. They are supporting the heart of running.

Today, we are writing about Marie Jose Ta Lou, who took silver medals in the 100 meters and 200 meters in London World Championships! Marie Jose is proud of her development has a strong faith. We look forward to seeing her in Birmingham!

And always remember to check out www.wicbirmingham2018.com!

TaLou_MarieJoseeQ-WorInd16.jpgMarie Jose Ta Lou, Portland World Indoors 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

At the World Indoors in Portland, Marie Jose Ta Lou, from the Cote'd'Ivoire, took seventh in the 60 meters, in 7.29. This fine athlete has been developed in Dakar, Senegal at one of the IAAF Training Centres supported by the IAAF to give athletes from countries around the world, the benefits of modern training and coaching.

TaLou_MarieQ-WC17.jpgMarie Jose Ta Lou, London 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net

Marie-Jose Ta Lou is a prime example of how well those programs and centers can develop athletes.

In 2016, Marie Jose Ta Lou shocked many track viewers, taking fourth in the 100 meters in Rio (10.86) and the 200 meters (22.21). Ta Lou ran fantastic races, against the very best in the world, with Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers and Torie Bowie ahead of the Marie Jose Ta Lou in the cold Enghenhao Stadio Olympico.

Those were fantastic performances for Marie Jose. But she has true beliefs in herself and her future.

Le fait que vous ne soyez pas encore là où vous voulez êtres, devrait êtres une motivation suffisante pour continuer à travailler. Que 2018 soit l'année de l'accomplissement de tous vos défis. Les miens commencent maintenant Crédit photo: @saidwordsmith #MJTL Vice-championne du monde des 100M & 200M, Finaliste aux 100m & 200m des Jeux Olympiques RIOJe 2016, Championne d'Afrique 2016 aux 200M, Championne des Jeux Africains 2015 aux 100M & 200M #StepByStep #DIEUestFidèle #FIERDETREIVOIRIEN ★ Follow me | Rejoins TA LOU Marie Josée sur : ► sponsorised by Nike ► [email protected] ► https://www.TALOUMarieJosee.com ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taloumariejosee ► Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/majo10s70 ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/majo_ta_lou ► SnapChat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/serpikalove ► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-josée-ta-lou-759051114 ► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYWppezQWs9J4-GzwNJ8ng

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Marie Jose needed those strong beliefs in 2017, when she was sick much of the early part of 2017, not knowing if she had time to get ready for London. In London Worlds 2017, Marie Jose Ta Lou took silver in the 100 meters, just missing the gold, as Elaine Thompson, due to illness, and perhaps her sore achilles, had a complete meltdown, and Tori Bowie ran her finest race yet.. Torie Bowie won and Marie Jose took the silver, her 10.86 getting her a silver medal this time. In the 200 meters, Marie Jose took the silver once again, running 22.08 and breaking the NR once again!

I just want to take a time to say thanks to @_kyruhjeff. Yesterday i was really bad, not because i finished 3rd, but because my mind was really down, one day after birmingham diamond league i just lost my grandma, it was hard for me, i just wanted to go home. My family tell me to continuous for her... and yesterday after the race a journalist ask me one question (how i feel after the race) and i start crying...my body was there but my mind was too far. I see her after that when i come to take my clothes. We start talking ( she was tell me congratulation for both of my race in world championship) and i don't remember what we was talking about after but i start crying again like a baby because of my lost, she come, seat down with me and began to console me. She tell me i'm not alone and if i need to talk she is there. From my heart i tell u thanks for yesterday, to @smiley_poo1 too. This is what sportsmanship is, we fight in the field but we also take care about us because we know there is life after that. Thanks u a lot, may GOD bless you more and more. PS: don't blame my english, i come from french country 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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How will the Ivorian due in Birmingham? She has come so close to winning a gold medals this past year. With her faith, her supporters and her absolute talent, Marie Jose Ta-Lou will open some eyes in Birmingham with her fast sprinting!

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