Fred Kerley has always been a bit of an anomaly in the showboating, trash-talking world of professional sprinting. As he enters the blocks, he doesn't thump his chest.
Carey barely made it to the finish line to win his first world championship in the men's 100 m final at Hayward Field,
The 27-year-old Kerley finished in 9.86 seconds, shaving two hundredths off his time from the Tokyo finals the previous summer. In 9.88, Marvin Bracy won silver.
After the race, Kerle told reporters, "It's fantastic to do this on home soil with the home crowd behind us." "A clean slate is a tremendous blessing.
Instead, the Texas native ended up finishing second to Italian Marcell Jacobs, earning him the title of highest-placing American in the competition.
This week, Kerle was asked at a pre-event news conference if he had a chance to dismiss his opponents.
He declared, "I believe in myself first and foremost." "I worked hard to achieve greatness. I don't enter the race hoping to place second."
According to NBC analyst Ato Boldon, Kerley lacks some of the modern sports stars' flamboyant personalities and showmanship, such as Usain Bolt.