This is an interview of Gabby Thomas, Olympic bronze, World Champs silver at 200m, and a fine 4x100m relay. The interview was conducted March 8-9, 2023.

The Gabby Thomas, the RunBlogRun Interview for 2023

Gabby Thomas is one of the most amazing sprinters in American track and field.

Gabby Thomas is also a wonderful athlete to interview. We did this interview in March 2023 at the Global Athletics & Marketing Business and Athletes Conference.

Gabby Thomas, photo by Kevin Morris

It is one of the most important weeks of the year. GAM provides media access to about three dozen of their athletes. These are some of my favorite interviews, as we take 25-30 minutes to catch up with the athlete, their past year, and where they want to go in the current year.

Gabby Thomas shook a lot of people up in 2021, taking 4th in the 100m in 11.17 and then dominating the 200 meters in 21.61. The 200 meters was run on June 21, 2021, and was the #2 performance at the time, only behind Florence Griffith Joyner’s WR.

Gabby Thomas, USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Hayward Field, University of Oregon, July 6-10, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris

In Tokyo 2021, Gabby took the bronze at the 200 meters and then anchored the US team to the 4x100m relay to the silver medal.

2022 was a tough year. Gabby ran a wind-aided 21.69 for 200 meters and a 10.92 for 100 meters, both within 45 minutes. Gabby then tore her hamstring and missed the qualifying mark for the World Championships, finishing 8th in the 200 meters.

Gabby Thomas and Femke Bol, 2023 NB Indoor GP presser, photo by Star Gazer Pix

The interview was fun, Gabby enjoyed the process and spoke about her training with Tonja Buford-Bailey, her return to fitness, racing indoors, and her plans for 2023.

Gabby Thomas wins the 200 meters, photo by Dan Vernon for Diamond League AG

Gabby Thomas won the 200m US title on July 9, 2023. In Budapest, Gabby Thomas took silver in the 200 meters in 21.81 and then anchored the 4x100m relay, taking gold for the US team with a time of 41.03.

Gabby Thomas, Anna Cockrell, World Athletics Championships
Budapest, Hungary
August 19-27, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris

Gabby Thomas’s PBs are 100 meters at 11.00 (Eugene, 2021), 200 meters at 21.60 (Eugene, 2023), and 400 meters at 49.68 (Austin, 2023).

 

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