Kareem Streete-Thompson placed second in the 100m- at the Sydney University Track Classic held at the Sydney Olympic Park Track Stadium. Australia’s up and coming speedster Marlon Devonish won the event, while Kareem bested Australia’s top sprinter, Matt Shirvington.
Kareem has been in Australia for the month of February training for the 100ms. He suffered a hamstring pull prior to the Telstra Series ‘A’ event in Adelaide last week but recovered to race in Sydney.
‘I had been receiving treatment right up until the night of the event and the doctors there were 50-50 as to whether I should compete,’ said Kareem. ‘After traveling half way around the world, I just decided to get it on.
‘I’ve never competed in the 100 this early ever in my career. Normally I would have traveled to Europe for the 60m indoor circuit. Regardless of the hamstring pull, I know that this move should set me up for a more productive outdoor season beginning in April.’