Rising track star and Nike runner Jason Richardson has declared his bid for the 2012 Olympics. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard about Richardson before now, it surely won’t be long before he’s a household name.
Richardson, a former Gamecock, is currently the 110M Hurdle World Champion. Since 2003, Richardson has finished in 1st place for 4 out of 5 races he’s been in. Trained by former Olympic winner John Smith (fun fact: Smith once was on the Dallas Cowboys roster as well), Richardson hopes to follow his mentor’s footsteps in the upcoming Olympic, which takes place in London.
At an intimate dinner party at Waterloo and City in Los Angeles, Richardson declared his bid his family, friends and colleagues. Guests that came t support Richardson included Bevy Smith (Dinner w/ Bevy; lifestyle expert), Angel Laws (Founder of ConcreteLoop), Jamal Munnerlyn (Vibe Lifestyle Network), and runner Carmelita Jeter (whom Smith also trains, and holds the 2nd fastest 100 m record behind the late Florence Griffith-Joyner), among others.
Earlier in the day, I had the opportunity to see Richardson at West Los Angeles College, perfecting his craft. Richardson seems poised to bring home the gold in 2012. We at BSO wish him nothing but the best.