By Carlena Knight
National sprinter Cejhae Greene said he was not surprised after ran a sub-10-time last weekend.
The reigning Sportsman of the Year, on Sunday, recorded a time of 9.98seconds in his preliminary heat, edging the 2011 World champion Jamaican Yohan Blake by thousandths of a second.
The time was however above the legal wind limit of 2.0m/s.
He would go on to finish a top the Men’s 100m dash at the Pure Athletics Sprint Elite meet in the US clocking a time of 10.02secs, edging out Blake once again.
But while speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports show, the 25-year-old shared that he was more focused on who won the race.
“Actually, what was going through my mind was okay, what was the win,” he said jokingly. “I’ve run 9 seconds before, I ran 9.94 so, the question for me is always what’s the win. I know I am capable of doing it. It’s just a matter of making sure all the conditions are right and I am executing a good race so when all that happens, I would just say work with me wind gauge, work with me,” he added.
This is the second time that the Willikies native ran below 10 seconds and he is confident that he can run even faster.
“Of course, I don’t think you will find anybody that will say they can’t go faster. That’s really what pushes us every day. The faster we go, the faster we think we can go because no race is perfect so, most definitely I think I can go faster once I fix certain mistakes that I made,” Greene said.
Greene is still the only athlete from Antigua and Barbuda to qualify for the Olympics.