Kenny Bednarek explains the reason behind his return to form after recent struggles

Kenny Bednarek explains the reason behind his return to form after recent struggles

Mark Kinyanjui 20:05 - 06.05.2024

Kenny Bednarek has given insights into his scintillating form this season after being part of Team USA that delivered gold at the World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas at the weekend.

Olympic 200m silver medalist Kenny Bednarek has stunned the athletics world with his stellar performances this season, culminating in a gold-winning display at the World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas on Monday. 

Bednarek, who played a pivotal role in securing victory for Team USA in the final of the 4x100m relay, has attributed his resurgence to a newfound focus on enjoyment and maintaining his health.

Since the beginning of the season, Bednarek has been in scintillating form. He kicked off his campaign with a commanding victory in the 100m at the Kip Keino Classic, clocking an impressive time of 9.91 seconds. 

His electrifying sprint during the relay final, where he dominated his home stretch in a blistering 8.95 seconds, further solidified his status as one of the sport's top athletes.

In a conversation with the media following Team USA's triumph, Bednarek shed light on the underlying factors behind his recent success.

"I am just having fun and staying healthy. That is all I needed to focus on," he remarked. "Over the past three years, I've battled injuries that have hindered my performance since my standout 2021 season. It's been a gradual process, but I'm finally regaining my stride."

The road to redemption hasn't been without its challenges. Bednarek endured a disappointing sixth-place finish at the third edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic in 2023, grappling with a nagging hamstring issue. 

However, his unwavering determination and commitment to overcoming setbacks have propelled him back into contention at the highest level.

Looking ahead, Bednarek remains steadfast in his pursuit of excellence. "I am just trying to put my shift in for the team, so I hope that I stamped it so we will see what happens," he asserted. 

With his sights set on the Prefontaine Classic on May 25 and the Olympic trials in June, Bednarek is determined to avoid succumbing to injury woes once more.

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