Mysterious illness strikes Kerron Clement
A mysterious illness struck two-time 400H world champ Kerron Clement early in his summer stay in Europe, ultimately putting a premature end to his season.
According to Wilson Joseph, agent for the 24-year-old hurdler, “Kerron started feeling ill the morning of the Lausanne meet. But he decided to try to tough it out.” Clement finished 8th and last in the Swiss race at 50.41. Wilson continues, “After Lausanne, Kerron went to Paris to train. While in Paris, his condition worsened and he sought medical attention.” Looking ahead to the ’11 campaign, should Clement defend his global title in Korea he would become the first one-lap hurdler, man or woman, to win three world titles, let alone in a row. Other men’s two-time 400H champions are Edwin Moses (1983-87) and Felix Sanchez (2001-03). Writes Trackandfieldnews.com.