Hurdler sports rainbow socks to success

Published: 23rd March 2011

Hurdler sports rainbow socks to success
A hurdle champion from Tampa Bay, Florida has stood out from the crowd in more ways than one, after wearing eye-catching rainbow-striped socks with black cheetah prints to an event when he managed to beat his personal best time.

Rayshawn Jenkins attended the second annual University of South Florida/Steinbrenner Invitation in hosiery that suggested he meant business, before going on to win the 100-metre hurdle event in 14.47 seconds, the St Petersburg Times reports.

"They make fun of me [for the socks]," he told the newspaper after the event.

"But I can back it up."

The invitational attracted some 2,000 competitors in all and had an on-track temperature of a scorching 102 degrees F at its hottest.

Marathon Mama recently emphasised the importance of having high-quality sports socks for competitive events, saying compression socks can prevent swelling in the calves.

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