PNG Sprinter Leeroy Kamau was given a rare opportunity to pace himself against the current fastest man in the world, USA’s Trayvon Bromell at the University of California in Irvine, United States over the weekend.
The 25-year-old Bromell put up another blistering sub-10-second performance to win the Track Meet 100 metres. Bromell has run 9.88 seconds this year which is the fastest in the world and he was in scintillating form as he prepares for the US Olympic Trials next month.
Kamau, who has not run many 100m races in his career clocked a personal best 10.75 seconds. He was in Los angeles to compete in a different meet at another venue nearby and modified his schedule to take part in the race at Irvine. The opportunity arose as the result of a couple of withdrawals and the Meet Organiser reached out to Athletics PNG through a mutual friend.
The meet was Broadcast live on ESPN: