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Tracey hoping for good time in Rabat

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham
Tracey

RABAT, Morocco:

EUROPE has not been kind to Ristananna Tracey so far this season, with the Rio Olympics 400m hurdles finalist finding herself at the rear of the field in back-to-back races in Lausanne and London.

Tracey, now running on a different continent at tomorrow's Rabat Diamond League meet, is ready to change all that and enjoy some success in the final weeks before the World Championships in London.

The two-time national champion was upbeat ahead of tomorrow's assignment, and despite seventh- and ninth-place finishes in her last two meets, she remains confident that the problems she has experienced this year will be taken care of as her season progresses.

"I have been having some rhythm problems this season, and as you all know, the 400 metres hurdles is a rhythmic event, and I got back in training last Monday, and my coach and I worked on the problems I had, and I am confident of doing much better this time," she said.

It has been an extremely busy season for Tracey, who says that she is looking to get as many races in as possible after a quiet build-up to the National Senior Championships. Tracey only featured in two 400m hurdles races before the National Senior Championships.

 

IMPROVING RHYTHM

 

"Basically, heading to the National Senior Championships, I did not get in enough races, so heading into World Champion-ships, I want to get in as many races as possible so I can better my rhythm so I can manage the rounds properly," Tracey said.

As it relates to tomorrow's race, Tracey, whose 54.49-second run for second place in the final at the National Senior Championships remains her season best, says she is looking to register a good time.

"I am hoping to go out and execute a good race, and once I do so, a good time will come, and once this happens, it will give me a lot of confidence going into the champion-ships," said Tracey.