maandag 26 januari 2009
German Fernandez world junior record
Teen sensation German Fernandez is stepping it up. German was hyped by Americans 2 years ago after the world Junior Championships and has since shown promise on a worldwide level. Last weekend he broke the (unofficial) world junior indoor mile record. A great performance for somebody who was just trying out his first indoor meet! With his world record of 3.56.50 German makes people smile and hope. America may have his next long distance champion. For a country that rules the world in the sprints and jumps but lacks confidence in the longer distances, German may bring a breath of fresh air for the new generation. He is an inspiration already, let's hope he keeps up the good work transfering into the senior ranks in a few years.
What I love about this picture is German's face. He clearly enjoys running even though he must be under pressure for the competition he is running in. It looks like running is second nature for this guy. The world may turn around, this boy will still be running with pride and joy.