Shakima Wimbley, silver medal, 400 meters, RunBlogRun Interview


A modest young athlete, Shakima had a battle down the final stretch as Scottish veteran (GBR team) Eilidh Doyle fought Wimbley over that last straightaway. Shakima held onto the silver and Eilidh took the bronze medal, a global prize that she and her fans treasure. Shakima ran so very well, at a time in the race, when many young athletes have not had the experience on the global stage. Perhaps it was her coaching and training, but something clicked as Shakima ran a fantastic race in a global championship and took the silver.

Wimbley_ShakimaFHL-WorInd18.jpgShakima Wimbley, Eilidh Doyle, photo by

We congratulate Shakima and look forward to seeing her race outdoors this year!

This was originally done as a Facebook Live video by me, and we were on tight schedules as the IAAF and LOC juggle the challenges of keeping media happy, while getting athletes through Drug Testing and the mixed zone as well.

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