28 Jul '16, 1pm

Coach Floreal shares how Keni Harrison went from heartbreak to World Record

Last Friday, coach Edrick Floreal told his athlete, Keni Harrison, to do something he never told her to do before: lean at the finish line. Surprised, Harrison stopped to ask her coach why before she checked in for the London Diamond League 100m hurdle final. His response: "I changed my mind. You got to lean hard on this one, because it's going to be special." Just a few moments later, Harrison broke the world record in the 100m hurdles with a winning time of 12.20. After blasting from the blocks and aggressively tearing over all ten obstacles, Harrison leaned so hard and so low that she broke Yordanka Donkova's 1988 world record by one hundredth of a second. Floreal was right. It was indeed special. But especially because Harrison willed it to happen after the lowest point in her career. Two weeks earlier, Harrison finished a disappointing sixth in the Olympic Trials fina...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/44164-coach-floreal-share...

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