Track and field’s most decorated hurdler will make his first appearance at the Drake Relays as he tries to make another run at the Olympics. Allen Johnson was the 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 110 meter hurdles and has earned seven world championships during his career.
At the age of 37 he wants to make one more run at the Olympics. Johnson says he doubts if he will be able to make another run in four years, so he compares it to being a high school or college senior.
Johnson has competed in the Olympic Games three times. He says if he doesn’t make it this time, there’s not another chance, unlike the other years, where he knew he had more chances. Johnson says the Drake Relays will be his first outdoor race of the season. He says his goal at Drake is to run 13.20 or 13.40 to be where he wants to be. The Drake Relays are April 24th through the 26th.