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Coaching Athletics Quarterly
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:11

Edrick Floréal In Charge At Hurdles Central

Written by T&F N- Jeff Hollobaugh
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At 51, Kentucky’s “Coach Flo”—Edrick Floréal—has arrived at an enviable position in the sport.

The Wildcat mentor need only take a glance around his Lexington track to see an assemblage of talent that would sell tickets at any meet. There’s Kori Carter, the world champ in the 400 hurdles. She often works with World Indoor hurdle champ Kendra Harrison, who is also the WR holder in the 100H. And don’t forget Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, the Olympic and world champion in the 110 hurdles.

And Floréal‘s collegiate stars, Sydney McLaughlin, the World Junior Record holder in the long hurdles, and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the ’16 NCAA champion over the straightaway barriers.

In a wide-ranging chat with us, the Haitian-born Floréal, a 2-time Canadian Olympian and 3-time NCAA triple jump champ for Arkansas, shared with us his thoughts on everything from coaching the prodigy McLaughlin to how to race rounds in a major championships.

Read the rest of the article at https://trackandfieldnews.com/edrick-floreal-in-charge-at-hurdles-central/

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