Marcell Jacobs scoffs at Fred Kerley's world record bold claims

Marcell Jacobs scoffs at Fred Kerley's world record bold claims

Abigael Wafula 06:26 - 16.05.2024

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs' reaction to the audacious claim by Fred Kerley has caught the attention of many.

Marcell Jacobs has made light work of Fred Kerley’s comment concerning the world record claims he boldly made on his X (Twitter) handle.

The 2022 World champion made audacious claims on Wednesday, April 15, noting that in his next 100m race, he will certainly go for the world record. He shared: “World record next time I touch the 100m.”

However, his claims were met with surprise from fans who thought the American was not being realistic considering his form this season.

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Olympic champion Jacobs could not be left behind in commenting and he could only laugh at the comment by Kerley.

One fan in the comment section said: “Coleman kicked you two weeks ago, coming in third. You must get back to 2022 form and then think about the world record.”

“The world record is 9.58. I don’t see you running faster than 9.61, the next time you run the 100m,” another fan commented.

Another fan also quipped about it, saying: “Did you get permission from Noah Lyles?”

Some fans wished him luck, with one commenting: “I wish you all the best in achieving that goal. We would all love to see it. May the force be with you.”

Kerley started his season with a win at the Hurricane Invitational before proceeding to the Hurricane Alumni Invitational where he also won the race, but was yet to post a sub-10 performance.

The American then started his Diamond League campaign, finishing second behind Christian Coleman at the meeting in Xiamen before his third-place finish at the Diamond League Meeting in Suzhou.

He made his 200m season debut at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational Meet where he managed a second-place finish behind Great Britain’s fastest man Zharnel Hughes.