Athletics: this is who Lamont Marcell Jacobs is, the blue record holder on the 100 meters

May 15, 2021 3761

A blue bolt from Texas. “My full name is Lamont Marcell Jacobs, but for everyone I am only Marcell”: this is how the twenty-six-year-old of the Fiamme Oro presents himself with simplicity. , signing the new Italian record at the Ottolia Memorial in Savona: 9 “94, 5 cents faster than Filippo Tortu’s (9” 99) on 22 June 2018 in Madrid. The father is an American soldier whose name he bears, the mother is Italian.

Marcell was born in El Paso, a typical western film city, used as an ideal setting by great directors such as Sergio Leone (“For a few dollars more”), Quentin Tarantino (“Kill Bill”) and the Coen brothers (“It’s not a country for old people”). The American parenthesis, however, lasts only a remnant of childhood because, due to the separation of the parents, Marcell returns to Italy at the age of one and a half, growing up with his mother Viviana in Desenzano del Garda.

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