Carl Lewis In Town
Former sprint, long jump great to attend IAAF World Relays
“I don’t think that there’s any day that I get up wishing something else,” said Lewis of the competitions that he got to compete in. But the biggest thing is that it isn’t like that. That isn’t how the world is. I only had the World Championships every four years, so it would have been great to have it every two years, it would have been great to have had World Relays. I would have loved to have those two events, but we didn’t have it.”
#If there’s one discipline in track and field that the fans love to see, it’s the relays, according to Lewis, who ran on some of the top-ranked American relay teams during his tenure.
He is here as individual coach to Leshon Collins, who will run the first leg for the US 4x100m team, and Mario Burke, who will run the 4x100m and 4x200m for Barbados.
Lewis coaches both at his base in Texas, where he is full-time assistant coach at the University of Houston, but regardless of his vested interest, he remains desperate to see the United States return to the top of the pecking order this weekend.