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Lamont Marcell Jacobs finishes 2nd to training partner De Grasse in 100m at East Coast Relays

Lamont Marcell Jacobs was beaten by Andre De Grasse in the men's 100m at the East Coast Relays 2024 meeting in Florida. De Grasse won the sprint double.

Steve Campbell

Lamont Marcell Jacobs at the 2022 Tokyo Olympic Games
Lamont Marcell Jacobs at the 2022 Tokyo Olympic Games Photo: Pete Dov

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, (April 27) – Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs opened his 2024 season with a solid 100-meter performance at the East Coast Relays 2024 meeting on Saturday, finishing second to his Canadian training partner Andre De Grasse, the five-time Olympic medalist.

Both sprinters were credited with a time of 10.11 seconds (0.9m/s) in the event, with De Grasse (10.103) edging out Jacobs (10.106) after the officials needed to use technology to separate the pair, who broke the tape at the same time.

American Trayvon Bromell, the two-time world bronze medalist, was third in 10.14 seconds.

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Jacobs, 29, moved to the United States to Florida to train in a group that also includes De Grasse and Bromell under the guidance of American coach Rana Raider at the Tumbleweed Track Club in Jacksonville.

Andre de Grasse (L), Lamont Marcell Jacobs and Fred Kerley
Andre de Grasse (L), Lamont Marcell Jacobs, and Fred Kerley celebrate their Olympic Games medals

After recovering from a series of injuries that have affected him in the past couple of seasons, the Italian will hope to be healthy later this summer when he heads to Paris to defend his Olympic crown.

Xie Zhenye (10.14) of China, Antoine Thoraval (10.15) of France, and Hakim Sani Brown (10.15) of Japan also posted notable times.

On the opening day of the meet on Friday, De Grasse won the 200m in a wind-aided 20.11 seconds (3.1m/s), finishing ahead of Pablo Mateo of France, who clocked 20.12. Renan Correa of Brazil ran 20.28 (1.4m/s) for third place overall after winning his heat.

East Coast Relays Top Results

Men 100m Results:
1. Andre De Grasse, Tumbleweed Track Club, 10.103, 0.9m/s, H1
2. Marcell Jacobs, Tumbleweed Track Club, 10.106, 0.9m/s, H1
3. Trayvon Bromwell, Tumbleweed Track Club, 10.135, 0.9m/s, H1
4. Xie Zhenye, Chinese Athletic Association, 10.139, 0.9m/s, H1
5. Antoine Thoraval, France, 10.149, 3.7m/s, H7
6. Hakim Sani Brown, Tumbleweed Track Club, 10.150, 0.9m/s, H1
7. Wu Zhiqiang, Chinese Athletic Association, 10.17, 2.4m/s, H2
8. Ryiem Forde, Empire athletics, 10.20, 0.9m/s, H1

Men 200m Results:
1. Andre De Grasse, Tumbleweed Track Club, 20.11, 3.1m/s, H1
2. Pablo Mateo, France, 20.12, 3.1m/s, H1
3. Renan Correa, Brazil, 20.28, 1.4m/s, H2
4. Jamel Miller, Campbell, 20.43, 1.4m/s, H2
5. Hartmann Joshua, Germany, 20.46, 1.4m/s, H2
6. Judson Lincoln IV, Virginia Tech, 20.61, 1.4m/s, H2
7. Chen Jiapeng, Chinese Athletic Association, 20.61, 3.1m/s, H1
8. Andre Ewers, Unattached, 20.78, 3.1m/s, H1

About The Author

Steve Campbell

Covers meetings in the United States, including the USA Championships, meetings in Florida and Miami, as well as promoting on social media @worldtrack. Campbell discovered his writing ability at South Broward HS in Hollywood, FL, before graduating from Florida International University and continued to sharpen his skills.

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