By Dean Smith, Trackalerts.Com Writer
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two months have passed since the Turks and Caicos Islander Delano Williams entered the history books of Boys and girls Championship as the second fastest 200m runner of all time. His 20.27 clocking is bettered only by a super 20.25 by Usain Bolt in 2003.
Since then, it has been confirmed that Delano Williams is set to join the Racers Track Club headed by sprinting guru Glen Mills. There he will train with the likes of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt as well as his heir apparent Yohan Blake.
However, William’s journey will not be without his fair share of tests. Bolt who is known to have motivated and helped Yohan Blake on his 200m curve running is also keen on intimidating any new and rising sprinter, Williams being the latest.
Definitely, I look forward to the kids coming up…surprisingly the truth…. I’ve tried to intimidate a few of them,” Bolt said jokingly in reference to Williams at the press conference for the Cayman Invitational where he opened with a 10.09 clocking over 100m.
“I remember he came up to the camp before the boys and girls champs and he said to me he’s going to beat me and I laughed and said first you have to break my champs record,” Bolt said. This must have inspired Williams whose previous best over 200m was 20.38, still as sizeable distance away from 20.25.
Bolt in his usual humour went on to say that “After he missed it he came up and I remember me and Blake and we were walking back after running a few 150’s and I saw him and I was like I remember hearing a lot of talk about who is going to break my champs record.
“So for me it was fun, he a very cool person so I’m definitely looking forward to working with him and training with him,” the world’s fastest man said.
“But I’m still going to beat him, I keep telling him that. I’ve got to keep intimidating him.”