ASier Martínez is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of Spanish athletics. The hurdler from Navarre was already sixth in the final of the Tokyo Games and now he lands in Eugene with hopes of destroying the pools in one of the calendar’s most anticipated events, the 110 Hurdles.
“There’s a lot of cock and a lot of covered cock, which is often what you don’t see when analyzing an event. The four Americans, the Jamaicans with the Olympic champion, Scroll of Hanslein the lead and the French school, which pushes a lot”, analyzes Martínez.
“Knowing that, the objective is to try to be one of those strong runners who are not in the chickens. In addition, it is dangerous for the rivals, who expect nothing from you”, adds the champion of Spain.
Of course I’m still a cover because I don’t see myself as someone strong or at least someone who fears big favorites
Asier smiles when he is reminded that he is already settled in the nobility of the high fences. “Of course, I’m still a cover because I don’t see myself as someone strong or at least someone who fears big favorites. And I like it that way, that they don’t respect me in that sense because respect is hard to earn but then it keeps up over time“, Explain.
“Knowing this reality, I really enjoy any competition because I’m sure there’s people with a lot of names that can’t beat me I like people like me,” he said.
The track is beautiful, I love it, and it shows that architecturally it is very well studied with speed in mind
This student of politics in Bilbao wonders about Hayward Field, the venue for this World Cup: “The track is beautiful, I love it, and it shows that it is very studied architecturally with speed in mind, because they know Where does the wind come from. That’s why Americans always make these big marks in trials“.
That said, the lanky athlete expresses a wish: “I would like to run a personal best, below 13.20 -he has 13.15 from the National past but it’s windy-. I think I’m here for that and then, this brand takes me where it should take me. I am not so much looking for a position as my work to be well done and well paid in terms of brands“.
Finally, the Navarrese plays with the recent San Fermines when he is reminded that Devon Allen, world leader of the year with 12.84, the third best mark in history, running home, because I study at the University of Oregon. “I already know that, but I assure you that Pamplona bulls like me are even scarier,” he concludes.