Watch this video and get the inside track on Andre De Grasse, Canada's triple medalist in the sprint category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio from his coaches at ALTIS in Phoenix, AZ before in runs at the Vancouver Sun HarryJerome Track Classic on June 28th at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.
ADG took the silver medal in the 200m, bronze in the 100m and 4x100m relay and is considered a potential to challenge for the title as the fastest man alive which is up for grabs once Jamaica's Usain Bolt retires this season.
His ALTIS coach, Canadian Stu McMillan, sees a great potential in the 22-year-old former basketball player from Scarborough, ON who was discovered in grade 12 by former Canadian Olympian, Tony Sharpe.
In 2015 after one year at the University of Southern California, De Grasse signed an $11.25 million endorsement deal with Puma. Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press reported the multi-year contract included bonuses that could add up to as much as $30 million a year.
Stu McMillan says " Andre's rapid ascent is unprecedented in sport really.....only close example is Donovan Bailey who was coached by Dan Pfaff."
"Andre is an elastic athlete.......like a greyhound. He is not a huge tank...he has a tremendous strength to weight ratio" said Dan Pfaff.
"It is difficult to say what his limits are... He has only been in the sport for 4 years. He can improve over the next 4-5 years." says Stu McMillan. Watch this video.
Andre will join Olympic and World Championship medalists, Damian Warner and Melissa Bishop on Wednesday night, June 28th at the 34th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic.
Damian will run the 110m hurdles and possibly the long jump in the Jerome Classic when he returns from the Hypo Meet in Gotzis, Austria. In Europe he will tackle his specialty, the decathlon. He holds the decathlon world's best in the 100m at 10.15 seconds as well as the Canadian record.
Melissa opened her 2017 season with a win in Windsor, ON over the 1500m. She will run her favourite event, the 800m at the Jerome Classic after returning from the Diamond league oin Europe in early June.
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Gates 5:30pm Wednesday, June 28,
Coquitlam Town Centre.
Percy Perry Track is just an 8 minute walk from Evergreen Extension Lafarge Lake- Douglas Skytrain Station