New 100-meter king provokes Marcell Jacobs: “One on one”

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Fred Kerley doesn’t hold it against Marcell Jacobs, who was forced to forfeit the Worlds.

Fred Kerley took revenge at the World Championships in Eugene. After silver at Tokyo 2020, beaten by only Marcell Jacobs, the U.S. athlete had it tied on his finger and put Marcell Jacobs in his sights. The Americans dominated the rainbow event, with Kerley medaling gold ahead of compatriots Bracy and Bromell, but the long-awaited rematch over Jacobs did not come as the Azzurro was forced to forfeit.

Kerley after the race on Twitter made it clear that scores are still to be settled between the two and sent a taunt to Jacobs: “I just want my one-on-one. @crazylongjumper heal, a road race, or whatever, doesn’t matter to me.”

Jacobs thus commented on his forfeit in Eugene: “A painful choice. I am forced to forfeit here in Eugene. I am a fighter and had decided not to miss. Now, in order not to jeopardize the rest of the season I have to postpone the challenge until the next races. I promise, I will try my best to make you dream.”

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