Olympic and World Championship medallists look to go sub-20 seconds over 200-metres at Speed River Inferno

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Two-time Olympic bronze medallist, Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, 2013 IAAF World Championships bronze medallist, Curtis Mitchell and 19.97 second performer Dedric Dukes of the USA will all compete in the men’s 200-metres at the Speed River Inferno Track and Field Meet.

Gordon won his pair of bronze medals at the 2012 London Olympics in the individual 400-metres and by anchoring the 4×400-metre relay. His personal best 200-metre time is 20.62. Curtis Mitchell earned a bronze at the 2013 IAAF World Championships and broke up a potential Jamaican sweep in the event. Duke’s time of 19.97 was run while he attended the University of Florida and ranked him #8 on the all-time collegiate list.

Two-time Canadian Olympian Segun Makinde of Ottawa and newcomer Ramzi Abdulahi of London, Ont., will look to challenge these international sprinters.

Complete Field:
Lalonde Gordon- Trinidad and Tobago- Olympic Bronze Medalist- 20.26
Según Makinde- Canadian Olympian- 20.48
Dedric Dukes- United States- 19.97
Curtis Mitchell- United States- 19.97
Pierce LePage – 20.83
Ramzi Abullahi- 21.52
Mo Yassin- Egypt- 21.56

The Speed River Inferno, the second of three stops on the 2017 National Track League circuit, takes place June 14 at 7PM at the University of Guelph Alumni Stadium. The 2017 National Track League includes stops in Halifax (June 10) and Coquitlam (June 28).

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