PUMA Athletes - A World of Fast

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On July 28, PUMAs Mark Lewis-Francis of Great Britain produced a SB of 10.18 to claim a silver medal in the 100 meters at the European Championships in Barcelona.

In a crowded finish, Lewis-Francis took second with the next three athletes also given the same time. Christophe Lemaitre of France was the winner with a 10.06. Lewis-Francis was hailed as the future of British sprinting when he won the world junior title in 2000, and anchored the British 4x100m relay team to a gold medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
The 27-year-old has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, missing the entire 2008 campaign with a torn Achilles tendon. After the race Mark said, "For me to come here and finish second when I was told I wouldn't make the final, I am so happy. For all the knocks I have taken this is the biggest comeback ever and the biggest boost. It is a new beginning, this is the rebuilding of Mark Lewis-Francis. I hope I have answered some of the critics."

Full results HERE.

As midsummer thunderstorms blew through Davenport, Iowa on July 23, PUMA Runner Sean Quigley finished 3rd at the USA 7 Mile Road Championships with an impressive time of 33:05.

At five miles Ryan Hall opened a five meter gap and cruised down the Brady Street Hill for a first place finish in 32:55. Ed Moran and Quigley finished second and third in 33:00 and 33:05 respectively.

Full results HERE.

The Ryan Shay Mile in Charlevoix, Michigan was on July 24. 5 guys ran under 4 min. PUMA's Derek Scott finished 9th in 4:03.4 and Delilah DiCrescenzo finished 3rd in the women's race in 4:37.6.

Full results HERE.

Congrats to all the PUMA athletes for bringing the FAST!