“I Want a House in Dubai”: US Olympic Track Star Fred Kerley Aims High Ahead of 2022 Season

Published 12/27/2021, 11:02 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Final – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Fred Kerley of the United States after winning silver REUTERS/Andrew Boyers


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 saw Lamont Marcell Jacobs wonderfully winning the 100-meters. He is the first champion after Usain Bolt who dominated the competition for years. However, the silver medalist Fred Kerley is an upcoming talent in the athletics scenario. While being a specialist in the 400-meters competition, he provided a sensational performance in Tokyo.

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Likewise, the talented sprinter, known for his ambition, wants to perform well for the next athletics season in 2022. Thus, with that, he hopes to buy a house in Dubai.

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Fred Kerley wants a house in Dubai

Dubai is one of the hottest destinations in the world for the standard of luxury lifestyle showcased by people. They have the best infrastructure and other facilities in the world. Hence, most people relocate to the place as the city offers a wide range of spectacles and opportunities. It seems Kirley too shares this ambition, as he wants to earn more and get a house in Dubai to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Thus, the sensational athlete is excited for the new season to start and win races.

Notably, the place offers fantastic sports facilities as well. There are instances of soccer teams and famous players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, and Mohamed Salah trained in the Nad Al Sheba (NAS) sports complex to improve their fitness. With Kerley eyeing gold, he hopes to win the races for the next athletics season. Being an able runner in all the 100, 200, and 400-meters competitions, he is a unique talent and has the potential to be great. Hence, moving to Dubai looks like a dream for him to be conquered.

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Kerley is in full throttle

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The legendary sprinter is in full flow to train hard and win races. He expressed his desire recently to win all three major running competitions. Significantly, he joins the elite list of athletes to run the sub-10 second race in the 100-meters, sub-20 second race in the 200-meters, and sub-44 second race in the 400-meters. Hence, he is eyeing gold as Kerley wants to win more. He talked about becoming the fastest man alive in the world as Kerley aims big.

“It’s absolutely my desire to be the fastest man alive. I want to be the fastest in the one [100m], the two [200m] and the four [400m],” said Kerley.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Semifinal – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Fred Kerley of the United States, Andre De Grasse of Canada, Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Tlotliso Leotlela of South Africa and Usheoritse Itsekiri of Nigeria in action during Semifinal 1 REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

If he achieves that feat, it may be equal to Bolt’s dominance in the Olympics. Nobody has ever won all three competitions in athletics. Thus, Kerley is on his way to becoming a great while getting a cozy home in Dubai.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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