Rai Benjamin: Don’t write off Samba!
“In the midst of the conversation about me and Karsten Warholm, a lot of people forget about Samba,” said Benjamin in the Eugene edition of the Wanda Diamond League Call Room, which is due to air on Facebook and Youtube at 20.00 GMT this Sunday.
“He was hurt last season so a lot of people have neglected him. But he would have been a huge challenge.”
“He's gonna bring it next season, and so is Karsten. At that point I have no chance, I have to bring it too!”
While Samba struggled with injury in 2019, Benjamin narrowly missed out on the Diamond League title, despite running a jaw-dropping personal best of 46.98 in the final in Zurich.
Speaking of that narrow defeat to Norwegian rival Warholm, Benjamin said: “It was a crazy race. I remember every single step, every thought I had. That was the most I ever thought in a race. It was ridiculous.”
“For me it was just like: how do you run 46 and lose?”