Tuesday, February 14, 2012
THE LOOK OF SPORT: JODIE WILLIAMS The British sprinter has surpassed all expectations, racking up numerous victories on the track. And at 17, she’s just getting started.
Approaching a running career as a marathon, not a sprint, is an unexpected tactic for a sprinter like Britain’s Jodie Williams. But Jodie has excelled precisely by bowing to no one’s expectations but her own. As a result, she’s surpassed everyone’s expectations, and the 17-year-old nicknamed “Moneylegs” is just warming up. A rare prodigy in UK track and field, she’s secured multiple national and European championships in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as three first-place finishes in international competition, two in the 100 meters and one in the 200 meters. This past year, she also made a strong debut in the senior circuit.