Archive for June, 2014

Special Promotion! Yohan Blake giving back to fans in Glasgow

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Yohan Blake here, three-time medallist at London 2012 and the second fastest 100m runner ever. My biggest memory of London was how good the crowd was and I’ve heard the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix is going to be more of the same.

If you want to join me, I have 100 tickets available for just £10. It’s first come first served for my fans, so be quick.
See you in Glasgow!

Yohan Blake stumbles but clinches 2nd to Nesta Carter at Adidas Grand Prix

Monday, June 16th, 2014

 Yohan Blake suffered a surprising 100m defeat at the Adidas Grand Prix, 

The Olympic 100m silver medalist, stumbled out of the blocks and clocked a slow 10.21 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island on Saturday evening. He finished second to countryman Nesta Carter, who ran 10.09.

“Everybody saw what happened at the start,” said Blake, in a hurry to escape the media mixed zone. “There’s not much more to say.”

Blake, the top rival to Usain Bolt since 2011, owns a personal best of 9.69 from 2012. He missed most of last season with a hamstring injury.

Blake and Bolt likely will not race against each other this season. Bolt recently pulled out of meets in June and July due to a lack of training coming off a foot injury. The next Diamond League meet, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 3, features a 100m showdown between top Americans Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, who did not run at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Yohan Blake will return to action today at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Adidas Grand Prix is sixth meeting of the 2014 I-DOUBLE-A-F Diamond League season. Blake is down to the men’s 100 metres, which begins at 6:35 this evening Jamaica time.

The field also includes to contest two other Jamaicans – Kemar Bailey Cole and Nesta Carter. With strong support from the Caribbean community here, there is no doubt that Jamaican sprinters Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir will enjoy their surroundings at Icahn Stadium.

Blake would not discuss a target time for the race, saying that he, “preferred to let his running speak for itself.” He is, however, looking forward to giving the crowd something to cheer for.

“Sometimes I shut out the crowd just to focus but sometimes you can’t help but to hear it in the background,” commented Blake.

“I think the Jamaican fans will be really good for getting the adrenaline pumping in the body, which is when you tend to do great things.”