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PUMA Signs Saint Lucia Sprint Sensation Julien Alfred

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Sports company PUMA has signed St. Lucian track star Julien Alfred, who will begin wearing the companies products this week at the Diamond League in Monaco.

The 22-year-old has experienced a meteoric rise through the rankings over the past 18 months, having gone undefeated at 100 metres in the 2022 NCAA season, and picking up a silver medal in the same event at the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.

Her fine form has continued into 2023, with Alfred becoming the first woman in NCAA history to break the seven second barrier at 60 metres, and in doing so securing her spot as the all-time second fastest indoor sprinter at both 60 and 200 metres.

The seven-time NCAA Champion capped a remarkable first half to the year by taking gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador earlier this month.

“Julien is an incredible athlete, one we believe will continue to make history on the track,” said Pascal Rolling, Head of Sports Marketing at PUMA. “She is the true embodiment of forever faster and our ambition to be the fastest brand on the planet – we’re thrilled to have her join the PUMA family.”

“PUMA has such legendary status in athletics, so the decision to join their family was an easy one,” said Julien Alfred. “I feel that together we can achieve great things on and off the track.”

Now ranked in the top four at both 100 and 200 metres, Alfred will wear PUMA’s evoSPEED TOKYO NITRO track and field spikes, which offer the ultimate combination of power and propulsion thanks to PUMA’s NITRO Elite foam technology in the forefoot and a full-length Pebax plate.

SOURCE: Businesswire

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  1. She has to work harder on her 200, and learn how to relax & maintain her form & speed over the last 100! That means a slight lean forward & knees higher. She still falls toward the finish line, instead of driving through.

    Shericka was able to effortlessly switch into a higher gear to easily beat Julien to the tape; while Julien was over-revving in 3rd gear from the 100 meter mark into the finish.

    If Julien continues to put in the hard work, it will become effortless. I have no doubt that she already has the physical ability to beat the Jamaicans; she needs a calm and positive mindset to bring the golds home!

  2. I love that all the comments, compliments and encouragements, but the one from Tony is most touching to me. And Tony is right. This young lady is an athletic and academics Goddess, and some guys are going to try and charm her with their looks and hidden bad character. Look at how a popular Songstress from one of the bigger islands fell for that that singer with the pretty eyes from California, and he beat her up a couple of times. She got rid of him, and now she is a billionaire with her own clothing and cosmetic line. Ms. Alfred, invest your money wisely. Invest in things that will appreciate, not depreciate. All the best. I wish you God’s Richest Blessings.

  3. Nudge, you are absolutely right. I think sherika was better in technique and used the advantage of a longer stride. She is probably 5 inches over Julien.
    Inspire of, I am really proud of Juliirn and how she is maturing. She is only 20 years old and she will only get stronger and improve further without injuries.

  4. Julien should be come American citizen because st.lucia did not do nothing for her to become successful. they only what to take credit when she done all the hard work on her own.

  5. @jo…another example of: mout’ open; stupid fly out!

    Ask all the hard-working Yankees, born & bred, how much their citizenship is worth now that jobs have been shipped overseas since the early 70s.

    You need to stop watching the idiot box, & get acquainted with reality for the first time in your life!

  6. Congratulations to you and you’re team, wonderful work and representation for St. Lucia, Just now everyone will be wearing PUMA, saw it a lot today already! Have you Ever consider teaching classes here?…. Well done.

  7. Thank you for sharing your personal experience on this topic “PUMA Signs Saint Lucia Sprint Sensation Julien Alfred”. It adds a relatable touch to the article and helps readers connect on a deeper level. I look forward to reading more from you.

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