ALL FOUR ONE: Mills is flanked by his star boys. Inset, posing with Bolt.
Introducing Dr. Glen Mills. The world’s most celebrated sprint coach was on Saturday bestowed with an honorary doctoral degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in acknowledgement of his extraordinary accomplishments, including, most ostensibly, his remarkable conditioning of three of the fastest men in the world – Usain Bolt (a previous honoree), Yohan Blake and Warren Weir – who dazzled the world at the London Olympics this past summer. The presentation was made during the institution’s 2012 valedictory service.
An honour truly well deserved – and a great way to cap a wonderful year in the life of the 63-year-old veteran.
And Coach Mills knew just how to mark the marvelous occasion: with his ace 1-2-3 sprinters, of course. Bolt, Blake and Weir were all on hand (dashing in their strong suits) to congratulate their beloved coach-mentor, making for some truly fond memories in addition to the great photo-ops.
Meantime, as TALLAWAH previously reported, the Racers athletes (after a month-long hiatus) have returned to the field of training to prepare for a super-challenging 2013 season, sure to be highlighted by the summer IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.