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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.”

Yohan Blake Helps Unveil adidas Boost at Media Launch Day in NYC

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Sprint king: Current 100-metre World Champion Yohan Blake at the product launch

Yohan Blake was in NY last week to help adidas launch Boost for the innovation media launch of latest technology that will revolutionize running.

The Daily Mail reports about Yohan Blake and the new Boost technology:

“Blake will benefit from thousands of air capsules which make the shoes twice as bouncy as conventional trainers while maintaining their comfort and durability.

They have been compared to the controversial full-body swimsuits, outlawed after swimmers smashed a series of world records in the pool. 

The German sports giants say the secret to its product’s success is that energy is returned to the athlete due to the cushioning provided by the air capsules in the midsole.”

The shoes will be officially for sale  in stores on February 27th. For more info visit  adidas.com/running

adidas Unveils Energy Boost


(l-r) Anton Yelchin, Nikki Reed, Maggie Grace, Yohan Blake, Rosario Dawson, Morena Baccarin

Legends Maurice Greene(l) and Heile Gebrselassie(r) with up and coming star Yohan Blake

Legends Maurice Greene (l) and Heile Gebrselassie (centre) with up and coming star Yohan Blake (r)


Video of Boost launch highlights

Yohan Blake Joins The “My Formula” Campaign

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012


Athletes are not born better, they train to be.

Yohan Blake joined the adidas My Formula campaign to inspire athletes to train harder.  He posted this video on Facebook mentioning his secret place and formula:

“Everyone has a secret place where they go, mine is a steep climb in Jamaica where I eat hills for breakfast!”

Check out the My Formula page at www.adidas.com/myformula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yohan Blake for adidas Grand Prix in NY June 9th

Monday, May 28th, 2012

adidas Grand Prix

Yohan Blake will be in NY for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9th. For more info check the official Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/adidasGrandPrix or visit www.adidasgrandprix.com

You can purchase tickets here!

Win a Trip to NYC to see Yohan Blake at the adidas Grand Prix!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Facebook Competition to win a trip from Jamaica to New York to the adidas Grand Prix to see Yohan Blake run on June 9th!
Go to Facebook.com/YohanBlake  for all terms and conditions and to enter!

CONTEST:

SHOW YOUR STRIPES
Submit your best photo showing your three adidas stripes.
For example, you can take a picture in a racing position wearing clothing with 3 stripes on it.
Be creative, ask your friends to vote for you . The photo with the most votes wins.

Voting is until May 24th. Contest is open to Jamaican residents 18 +. See contest for further details and eligibility requirements.

GRAND PRIZE
1) A trip for two (2) to New York from Jamaica for VIP tickets to
adidas Grand Prix
2) One (1) room at specified hotel for both Friday and Saturday night.
3) Air transportation for 2 people from Jamaica to NYC economy class-
purchased 14 days in advance
4) Return transport from Airport to Hotel and also from Hotel to
adidas Grand Prix and back
5) Per diems- 2 full days and 1 half travel day at $50 per day. $125
each totaling $250.