Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Brad Walker & Bernard Lagat lead Team USA into Glasgow...

Although USA Track & Field has not formally announced the members of the team, Doug Gillon of The Herald writes that "Bernard Lagat and Brad Walker (left, /photo by Paul Merca) are part of a small group upon whose shoulders the future of athletics in America rests."

Both are on the US squad to face Britain, Sweden, Germany, and a Commonwealth Select at the Kelvin Hall on January 26 in the Norwich Union International.

"Lagat captured 1500 and 5000 metres gold at the World Championships in Osaka, the first man to win both titles, but, Kenyan-born, he's hardly your all-American boy no matter how firmly he wraps himself in Old Glory. Walker is world pole vault champion indoors and out, 12th member of the elite 6.00-metre club. Yet, compared to the profile enjoyed by his Russian counterpart, the female indoor and outdoor champion Yelena Isinbayeva, Walker is almost anonymous."

The full article can be accessed here...

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