Canadian hurdler Perdita Felicien hopes the Drake Relays is the start of her comeback.The two-time world champion will compete at Drake for the first time since 2005 when she competes in the invitational 100 hurdles.
Felicien is coming back from a foot injury that kept her out of the Beijing Olympics. She has won five Drake Relays titles during her career and would love to add another in the 100th running.
Felicien says it would be great after a season where she didn’t run and says no matter how she ends up, it would be good to run at Drake.
Felicien says the foot is better and she is ready to go and she is 100% healthy, and that’s why she backed off training last year. She says should could have compromised two season instead of one if she had continued to run last year.
Felicien says by taking an extended amount of time off she is confident about returning to the track. She says a lot of the focus was on being able to train without interruption. Felicien says they had to slowly build back before they then started to focus on hurdling.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner will also return to Drake and compete in the invitational 400 meters.