Fred Kerley wants to completely control the men’s 100 meters, which indicates taking down the world record.The reigning world champ at the distance verified his status as one of the very best sprinters in history by winning at Eugene 2022, where he led an American sweep of medals.Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds from the 2009 World Sports Championships has remained unchallenged, with just Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake coming close at 9.69. But after rushing to 9.76 and 9.77 within a two-hour period at the U.S.A. Track and Field Outdoor Championships in June, the American Kerley feels the target is attainable. “It’s really sensible. Whatever is practical; Bolt, Wayde [Van Niekerk]
., and all of the American greats. They put the bar up there for us to do it,”Kerley said in an interview with The Independent on his plans”to alter the game forever”.” If they can do it, then why not us?”he shared.”I have actually got to continue to train right, consume
right, sleep right. These little things will help me to get to the bigger objectives down the line. The records which double gold.” LEARN MORE: USA sprinter Fred Kerley:” I wish to be the fastest man alive”
World 100m champion Fred Kerley. Image by 2022 Getty Images Kerley on Usain Bolt
-‘He put the bar up there for us to assault it
‘After his smooth transition from being a 400m sprinter to a 100m world champion, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist, behind Italian Marcell Jacobs, stepped into the 2022 season with restored enthusiasm.Kerley’s focus was the 100m and 200m after dropping the one lap due to an ankle injury.The 27-year-old inched closer to his world record dreams with his individual finest of 9.76 at the U.S champions, which has him lying 6th in the 100m all-time list behind Jamaican Bolt.”I speak with him [Bolt] on social networks. However we don’t talk about records. He put the bar up there for us to go and assault it. He’s got the bar, we’re just trying to get
there,”said Kerley who switched to track after breaking his collarbone in the last football video game of his high school in Texas. In Eugene, Kerley ended up ahead of Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell, who each ran 9.88. It was U.S.A.’s very first medals sweep on the planet males’s 100m race because 1991 and the very first in any occasion at the Championships since 2007.
“We’re all attempting to beguile each other,” he stated of his teammates.” We attempt to touch the stars. We talk every day, we have times we all want to accomplish, we are trying to touch the stars.” Regardless of his well-rounded season, Kerley missed out on
the shortlist of the 10 candidates for the men’s World Professional athlete of the Year 2022,
who will be crowned in December.But that’s the least of his concerns for now.”It’s all great, feel in one’s bones whoever is on that list, I’ll be
on top.” I don’t trip about little things like that. I know what I’m going to achieve next year and hopefully they’re on the list next year. It’s inspiring to me, it’s a good thing that I’m not on
that list. I don’t care who wins,”stated Kerley
.”I’m not fretted, I’m ready for the next level, hopefully individuals on that list are back, since I’m going to grind even harder.” LEARN MORE: Fred Kerley: Top things that you didn’t know about the brand-new world champion And as he aims for double world gold in Budapest next year, after being forced to
pull of the second part of his 2022 Champions in Eugene due to a cramp in the 200m semi-finals, Kerley is taking pleasure in the offseason in his home in Florida, consumed in his fondness for gardening.”Gardening is peace,” Kerley continued in the interview.”Gardening resembles track and field in such a way … you have to be client.”You see all the different colours in the garden. Once I get out of training, I don’t talk about track at all. Track is not who Fred Kerley is, track is what Fred Kerley do.
So I actually take pleasure in the gardening, it permits me to take my mind off the
negativity around things. It lets me leave track alone and concentrate on a different element of life.