GENEVA (SUI): Christophe Lemaitre has entered the 100m and 200m at the Geneva International Meeting on 9 June, informs organisers. Other leading entrants across the programme include France’s Wilhem Belocian in the 110m hurdles and former European champion Kariem Hussein and Mamadou Kasse Hann in the 400m hurdles. Lea Sprunger has entered both the 400m flat and 400m hurdles.
RunBlogRun opines: I love going to meets in France and Switzerland, especially the smaller event. . I totally enjoy Lemaitre and Vicaut, the top French sprinters. For a few years, I went to the French elite championships to see Christophe and Jimmy in their natural settings. My friends in Agence France Presse and L’Equipe are some of the hardest working journalists, and most knowledgable about our sport. Truth is, they also make me laugh at the major meetings. But, truth be told, Lemaitre is so much fun to observe. He totally looks in pain before he races. When he looks in pain, just before the blocks, that is, in my opinion, when he races his very best. His race in Rio is a prime example. That last fifty meters is so amazing to watch as Lemaitre flies past tiring competitors. Just go on You Tube and check. Prior to Rio, he looked like he was giving birth. Amazing talent and his coach is tremendous.