Johnny Dutch\'s False Start?


As most of you know by now, Johnny Dutch, the nation's leader at the 110 hurdles was disqualified at Nike Outdoor Nationals. From the other end of the track it looked like a good call. However, when you take a closer look . . . was it a good call?


You'll have to check out the video link below to decide for yourself.


Dutch's coach, Bennett Jones had this to say, “The disqualification was extremely disappointing for Johnny.  The 110 hurdles has always been his best race and he was looking forward to trying to defend his championship and to make an attempt at the national record in the event.  To have that opportunity taken away was not only unjust for Johnny, but also for all of those that wanted to see him perform one last time on the Nike stage.  With that said, Johnny is now focused on running the best he can at the USATF Juniors and on continuing to get better each day.  Johnny has shown remarkable resolve throughout his career and I have no doubt that he will do so again this upcoming weekend.”


The following video was taken by Dyestat and can be found in their Video Vault. Please watch it completely. After the races, they take a closer look at Dutch's false start. See what you think.


100m/110m Hurdle finals at Nike Outdoor Nationals


Hopefully Dutch will be ready to go this weekend as he participates at the USATF Jr. Nationals meet in Indiannapolis, IN. Dutch is one of the favorites this weekend to make the World Jr. team and then head to Sao Palo, Brazil. 


NCRunners and North Carolina wishes Johnny Dutch the best of luck!