2018 Paris DL Diary: Do not overlook Ronnie Baker in the 100 meters!


Baker_RonnieFL-Rome18.jpgRonnie Baker, Rome DL 2018 victory, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ronnie Baker is among the finest sprinters in the world. In 2018, Ronnie Baker defended his 2017 win at the Pre Classic, defeating Christian Coleman. In Rome, Ronnie Baker ran the fastest time in world plus defeating Christian Coleman for the second time. At the US championships, Ronnie Baker and Noah Lyles battled to the finish, with Lyles winning in 9.88 to Ronnie Baker's 9.90, both set PBs.

Ronnie is in Paris now. His video, in his instagram, is pretty moving. We wish Ronnie Baker the best of luck!

Ronnie BAKER (USA) 100 M - 21h52

« My defeat last week at the US Championships (2nd behind Noah Lyles) gives me a new motivation. I don't feel any need of vengeance. Let say that this defeat helped me to get back on track. I'm leading the Diamond League ranking, as I did last season at the same time of the year. Staying on the top is a motivation. About the 100 m on Saturday evening, I don't really have a specific time in mind. I will try to execute well, from start to finish. If I can do that, the performance will be there, that's for sure. I'm definitely in a good shape. I had a very good training session earlier this week, one of the best of my season so far. »

« Ma défaite aux championnats des Etats-Unis (2ème derrière Noah Lyles) me donne une motivation supplémentaire. Je ne ressens pas le besoin de me venger. Disons que j'ai retrouvé mes repères. Je suis en tête au classement de la Ligue de Diamant, comme l'an passé à la même époque. J'y trouve une certaine motivation. Pour demain, je n'ai pas vraiment un temps précis en tête, je vais surtout chercher à réussir une bonne course technique, bien exécutée jusqu'au bout. Si j'y parviens, le chrono sera au rendez-vous. Je suis en forme, c'est certain. J'ai réussi en début de semaine un excellent entraînement, l'une de mes meilleures séances cette saison. »

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