Tim has apparently pulled out of Prefontaine...

The word is that Tim told Nike that he
had an achilles problem. All Nike athletes
contracts required them to run at
the Prefontaine each year unless injured. The rumor amongst the Nike athletes is that he didn’t feel he was 100% and didn’t want to risk loosing at the annual Nike meet. Too bad. I would have liked to see him run a fast race in Eugene.


Injuries hamper Montgomery and Schumann
Thursday 22 May 2003
World 100m record holder Tim Montgomery (USA) and Olympic 800m champion Nils Schumann (GER) have confirmed significant injury problems in the last 24 hours.

Montgomery yesterday withdrew from Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic - IAAF Super Grand Prix - meeting (24 May), saying he was suffering from a sore Achilles tendon.

Organisers said that training workouts this week indicated Montgomery would have risked injury if he ran.

Montgomery, who set the World record of 9.78 last September in Paris, was to have met European champion Dwain Chambers of Britain, and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis in the meeting.

NB. A full preview of the Prefontaine meeting will be published on the IAAF internet tomorrow 23 May