'For a 52-year-old? Ain’t bad' - Iconic rapper Snoop Dog reacts to his 200m time at the USATF Olympic trials

'For a 52-year-old? Ain’t bad' - Iconic rapper Snoop Dog reacts to his 200m time at the USATF Olympic trials

Mark Kinyanjui 18:40 - 25.06.2024

Iconic rapper Snoop Dog reacts to 200m time he recorded at the USATF Olymlic trials in Eurgene, Orgeon this weekend.

Snoop Dogg is usually known for recording tracks, not racing on them. However, the legendary rapper put on quite the show at the US Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday. 

Sporting a tracksuit in the colors of the American flag and a Team USA shirt paying homage to the late NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg took to the track for a 200-meter exhibition race.

Competing against Trinidadian former Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and two-time NCAA outdoor 200m champion Wallace Spearmon, Snoop Dogg finished a distant third.

 Despite being outpaced by his competition, he posted a very respectable time of 34.44 seconds. “34.44 for a 52-year-old? Ain’t bad,” he remarked after the race, proudly posing with his time.

Snoop is not just stopping at the trials; he’s heading to Paris as a Special Correspondent for NBC’s primetime Games coverage alongside Olympics host Mike Tirico. 

The rapper, who is also an actor and entrepreneur, provided his unique take on the trials, delighting TV viewers with his commentary.

During NBC’s coverage of the men’s 3000m steeplechase, Snoop offered his colorful commentary: “What we’re about to see right now is they’re about to get to dipping, gripping, riding, slipping and hopefully not sliding.” 

The steeplechase, which involves runners leaping off the top of hurdles, initially caught Snoop off guard. “Oh he’s jumping on top of the hurdle,” he exclaimed in disbelief. “You can do that?! That was a cold trick right there. I like that one. Went off the tippy-top.”

NBC described Snoop’s commentary as “ELECTRIC” and “the content we never knew we needed” on its X account.

The US trials are well underway, with notable athletes such as Sha’Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles already securing their spots for this summer’s Games.

Reflecting on his experience, Snoop posted on his X account: “This wknd was fun … much respect to all tha world class athletes … see yall in Paris.” 

With his unique blend of charisma and enthusiasm, Snoop Dogg has certainly added an entertaining twist to the US Olympic trials.

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