Olympic champion and European record holder Marcel Jacobs will run 100 meter in Zagreb!


Another shining star has confirmed his participation in the 73rd Boris Hanžeković Memorial. The Olympic champion, European champion and record holder Lamont Marcell Jacobs, will run 100 meter.

Jacobs sensationally won gold at the Tokyo Olympics by clocking 9.80 seconds in the 100 meter final, and he also won gold with the Italian 4×100 meter relay team. Afterward, he secured gold at the European Championships in Munich in 2022. He also world and European 60 meter champion.

Jacobs’ presence has added even more excitement to the already strong starting lineup for the 100 meter race at the 73rd Boris Hanžeković Memorial. Just a reminder, alongside the Olympic champion, on Sunday, 10 September, at 18:32 on the Mladost Stadium, African record holder and finalist of this year’s World Championships, Ferdinand Omanyala, will also be competing, with a personal best of 9.77. This year, he ranks fourth in the world with a time of 9.84.

Kishane Thompson, who recently ran 9.85 at the Diamond League in Xiamen, and Oblique Seville, who ran 9.86 earlier this spring and finished fourth with 9.88 in the World Championship final, will also be in the lineup.

After Marvin Bracy came within a hundredth of a second of Usain Bolt’s meeting record with 9.86 two years ago, that record will face an even greater challenge on Sunday.