Marcell Jacobs stopped the clock in 10' 11 (wind at +0.9) in Jacksonville, Florida, where he placed second in the 100-meter photo finish, just behind Travyon Brommel, two-time bronze medalist at the 2010 World Championships. world and its training partner. Jacobs had been absent from an official challenge for 230 days, when he showed up on September 20, 2023 in Zagreb. After this race which ended in 10”8, physical problems did not allow him to run at his best. Whatever the result, the 100 meters in the American city constituted from the start an important test for the 29-year-old, who sought to send a signal to his opponents by going under the ten-second mark while already anticipating the match. the big summer commitments are fast approaching: the European Championships in Rome and the Olympic Games in Paris.

Jacobs qualified for the Paris Olympics

Jacobs will be present at the Games, given that to obtain a pass for the Paris Olympics, you did not have to go below 10″, but simply cross the finish line. As explained by Gazzetta dello Sport, by adding up the previous performances, the Italian returns to the top 56 in the specialties ranking and has thus reached Paris 2024.

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