*In her first event of the season, Oxygen4Energy athlete, Kellie Wells, tied the American Record in the 55m Hurdles set in 1989 by one of the greatest female track and field athletes of all time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
This record tying performance was made at the 2011 Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track Meet in Gainesville, Florida, where Wells ran a blistering 7.37 sec final to tie the 12 year standing record. What makes this performance so noteworthy is that it comes so early in the season when most track athletes are not running even close to their peak speeds.
According to Wells, “This is definitely the most memorable achievement for me in my track career. Tying Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s record is a great honor for me. I always looked up to her as a young athlete and dreamt that one day I would come close to achieving the kind of success she has achieved in her incredible career. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.”
After the 2010 season, Wells was introduced to the portable breathing oxygen from Oxygen4Energy. After using it in a few workouts, she immediately fell in love with the product and decided to join the Oxygen4Energy team.
“I’ve been incorporating oxygen into my training for a few months now and it has made a huge difference for me. My training capacity has increased dramatically and I’m recovering much faster as well. The way that oxygen seems to buffer lactic acid is amazing. I’ve never felt this good in training before and this performance is evidence that everything I’m doing in training is paying off.”
Craig Inaba, President of Oxygen4Energy stated, “We’re really excited to have Kellie on our roster and just glad that our product helps her get the most out of her training. If Kellie is capable of this level of performance this early in the season, we are really excited to see how she performs after having a few more months of training under her belt.”
Learn more about pro hurdler Kellie Wells in this video:
Currently, ranked #4 in the world, Kellie is excited to be defending her indoor title in the upcoming indoor track and field meets in the US and Europe while training and living in Orlando, FL.
After suffering a heartbreaking injury at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Wells proved she is back as a force to be reckoned with on the U.S. hurdle scene. Wells won her first outdoor national title in a personal best time of 12.50. During the indoor season, Wells dominated the top marks lists. Wells’ winning time of 7.79 at the 2011 USA Indoor Championships was the #1 time in the world for the year, and at the time gave her the nine fastest times in the world. Wells won her heat and quarterfinal, and during the semi-final, she ran a personal best time of 12.58; however, in the process she tore her hamstring and was unable to run in the finals and did not compete during the remainder of the year. In 2007, Wells showed great promise in her first season as a pro. Wells lowered her PR under the 13-second mark and picked up major international wins in Lignano and Bydogszcz. Wells competed for Hampton University where she was a two-time All-American.
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