One of my favorites in the sport - Maryam Yusuf Jamal (1500mt champ), on and off the track. One of the great beauties and champions of the sport.
British 100mt and 200mt vet Joice Maduaka (L) used to sport the "80's Hump Weave" but introduced her new sleek, blunt, bob weave in Stuttgart - I live for an upgrade. Stephanie Durst, American sprint newbie, was a real hoot. Mama fell into a fierce pose worthy of Liya Kebede when I asked for a pic. This cutie pie has a big future in athletics.
OHHHHH the beauty!!!!!! Canadian 400mt stunner Tyler Christopher (L) poses with an urban swagger; serving a cute smile with a side of cheekbones is Nigerian 100mt star Olusoji Fasuba.
Me with Francis Obikwelu, Portuguese and European sprint champ - we were a double scoop of chocolate. Me with Reese Hoffa, US shotput star and all around great guy. Don't you just want to squeeze his cheeks (and I mean on his face - don't be fresh!)? He is such a teddy bear.
Amy and Aaron. How much more all-American can you get?! Amy is also a part-time model having appeared in Playboy, FHM and Maxim:
I met Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell in the city center after the event. He is the world record holder at 100mt. Powell is amazing on the track and has the body of a super hero. But, he has the personality of a wet rag. Maybe I am used to the Americans who have personality and charisma to spare, but even Powell's bravado would induce narcolepsy, unlike former ego-maniacal sprinter Maurice Greene who you could count on for an arrogant pose and strut peacock session. Powell's rival, Tyson Gay, has it all - talent, looks and an endearing, humble personality.
Fresh Faced - 110mt hurdler Ryan Wilson and 400 mt runner Mary Wineberg both serve ivory fresh cuteness.