26 Jun 2022, 12:06

Olympic champion Jacobs wins Italian 100m title

 RIETI, Italy, June 26, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Reigning Olympic champion Marcell
Jacobs continued his preparations for next month's world championships by
winning the Italian men's 100 metres title on Saturday.

The 27-year-old was not at his best but took victory in 10.12 seconds, four
hundredths of a second quicker than second-placed Chituru Ali, after posting
10.17sec in the heats.

Jacobs, who also won the world 60m indoor title earlier this year, only ran
his first two 100m races of the season last month in Savona.

"It was useful to resume competition," he told RAI Sport on Saturday.

"I'm not yet able to manage a complete 100m, especially with two races in an
hour. In training I had to do everything at a moderate pace.

"So it was more difficult to manage at a high intensity. In the closing
stages, I had a little more trouble and decided to hold back a little to
avoid any fitness problems."

Jacobs is scheduled to run in Stockholm next Thursday before flying to the
worlds which get underway in American city Eugene on July 15.

There, he will lock horns again with reigning world champion Christian
Coleman, who he beat to the indoor title in Belgrade in March.

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