Felix Sanchez wants Olympic 400-400H double

BOSTON, Feb 27 (AFP) - Dominican Felix Sanchez, theworld’s top 400m hurdler, will attempt a 400m sprint andhurdles double at the Athens Olympics but wants a changein the Games schedule, his agent told AFP here Friday.
Felix wants to do both. But we need to have the 400hurdle first,'' agent Tony Campbell said. It’s betterto have the hurdles first because it’s more difficult.No one ever tried this double. It makes a big story.’’
Campbell, here for this weekend’s United States IndoorChampionships, said the double is unlikely if thecurrent programme is maintained, but that he has spokenwith world governing body IAAF president Lamine Diackabout the matter.
I've talked to Diack at the Grand Prix finals inMonaco asking to have the hurdles first and flat secondso then Felix would try the double,'' Campbell said.They did it for Michael Johnson.’’
Campbell said Sanchez tried the double in London in2002 when he had only two hours rest between the tworaces.
Sanchez plans to open his season May 1 with a 400m runin the Dominican Republic. The double world championhopes to make his hurdles debut in June at Ostrava.
He started training in November,'' Campbell said.Right now he’s 25 to 30 percent better than sameperiod last year.’’