American athlete Frankie Wright explains about his switch to the 400 metres after starting off in the field. Frankie is currently training at the World Athletics Center under the tutelage of Dan Pfaff.
‘I use to be a long jumper at the University of Oklahoma and now I’m a 400m runner. The transition from jumps to sprints was pretty difficult because I wasn’t used to high volume workouts.’ Frankie explains.
Wright competed for the University of Oklahoma at long-jump but after racing an impressive 45.72 in his first competitive indoor 400m, Frankie was selected for the USA national track team and won an indoor World Championship gold in Istanbul in 2012.
‘When we became World Champions indoor 2012 in the 4×400 it made me want to train even harder to be the best in the world in the 400m one day. My expectations are pretty high this season to run fast and to prove to myself that I have what it takes to be a elite athlete. My achilles injury made me become more humble and even more hungry to succeed in this sport.’ Frankie continued.
‘Phoenix is the best decision I have made as far as training. I’m training with high profile athletes and a great coach in Dan Pfaff.’