Sound Bytes from the Adidas Grand Prix

While The Runaround was at Icahn Stadium live for the Adidas Grand Prix, we picked up some interviews with some of the biggest performers of the meet. With the Olympic Trials and the London Games fast approaching, we had a lot to ask. Click on the athletes names or click on the files below to hear their answers to our questions.

Sanya Richards-Ross – Lifetime personal best of 22.09 in the 200m at the Grand Prix. Will she double in the 400m AND the 200m at the U.S. Olypmic Trials?

David Rudisha – Sure, 1:41.74 is fast. Will sub-1:40 ever be possible. Rudisha doesn’t dismiss the thought.

Bernard Lagat – He out-kicked the field in the last 150 at the Grand Prix 1500m. Will he do the same in the 5000m at the Olympic Trials and, presumably, the London Games?

Jesse Williams – Meet record of 7 feet, 8.75 inches at the Grand Prix, but with tough competition from training partner and NCAA Champion Erik Kynard, is he confident for the Trials?

Jeremy Wariner – Jeremy Wariner acknowledges that he is getting older and that he has to do more to put some spring into his step. Will the adjustments he has made be enough to return to the Olympic Podium?

David Oliver – David Oliver acknowledges that sometimes luck plays a factor in a big performance. But how much of a role does it play in a championship setting?