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Athlete Quotes - Women's 100m Hurdles

Dawn Harper – Winner Women’s 100M Hurdles (Heat 1)
On running an American-best time in 2009:
“That’s so funny to hear. I was actually shocked that I ran that and clobbered that hurdle (the 4th hurdle). So I was just like, ‘Wow, I’ll take that.’ So I’m happy.”
On her goals coming into the prelim:
“I was looking to run a clean race, so I’ll have to clean that up a little bit for tomorrow. But really just focus on myself and make through the first round and get to tomorrow, so I did that.”
Tiffany Ofili – Winner Women’s 100M Hurdles (Heat 2)
On her prelim race:
“I just wanted to focus on getting through, on getting to the next round. I wasn’t really focused on times or anything like that.”
Damu Cherry – Winner Women’s 100M Hurdles (Heat 3)
On her prelim win:
“I am really happy. I was worried about the win because I have a tendency to run up on the hurdles but I just proved to myself, today, that I can run with the win. It’s O.K, God is good. I’m just really happy.”
On the wind pushing her into the hurdles:
“Yeah, but I just prepared myself for it and this gave me a lot of confidence that I can handle it. I was really worried but I made it. I knew I had to work off the hurdles so that’s what I was really concentrating on and I accomplished that. But it’s not over, I have two more rounds.”

Lolo Jones, third in second heat of 100 hurdles

I knew it would be a risk not running a race before trials. But I had to do that so I could get more work in rehab. I finished the race.

(Could you feel your hamstring? Is it completely healed?)
It takes longer to warm up and get loose. But in a race you don't feel anything. You have compete adrenaline going through you.

(How was the technique)
It was horrible. From that race you can only go up. It's good to get one in.



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