News : Katir ran the 1,500 in Brussels … with 400 shoes and another brand!
Unprecedented what happened to Mohamed Katir, national record holder of 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000, at the Van Damme Memorial meeting of the Diamond League in Brussels. The athlete from Mule later explained it on his social networks. Katir finished seventh in the race with a mark of 3.34.50. A discreet action taking into account his latest marks and what he has achieved throughout 2021 (without going any further, establishing a personal record in the ‘milqui’ of 3.28.76 and knocking down the mythical Spanish Record of Fermín Chub).
The Murcian tried to attack with approximately one lap to go, but he ran out of steam in the final stretch and was relegated to that seventh place. The victory went to Australian McSweyn.
A problem with the shoes
The fact is that Mohamed explained the curious circumstance he had to deal with before the test in his networks. “I have had problems with my spikes. I have spoken with my sponsor, Asics, and they let me run with different shoes since it is too late for others to arrive. I say this in case you see any uneducated talking about sneakers. No way, enjoy the race ”, he explained in a ‘stories’ on his Instagram before starting the test.
“Uff they are 400 and on top very hard. Still I have given 100 × 100. Thank you very much for your encouragement ”, he commented after the race.