Last week, during a post-race interview seconds after winning the 110m Hurdles at the Reebok Grand Prix in NYC, Chinese superstar Xiang Liu admitted to having jet lag. His winning time of 12.92 was only four one-hundredths off his world record of 12.88. Obviously, the jet lag didn't affect him too much, or else he found a way to handle it.
Jet lag is a real physiological symptom that affects 90% of us. Most world-class athletes are used to dealing with its effects. Some of the international athletes competing at this weekend's Prefontaine Classic will have to cross at least 10 time zones in order to get there. They'll be dealing with it for sure. Let's hope that are as successful at doing so as Xiang Liu was last week. Speaking of Xiang Liu, how fast will he run now that he's had a week to recover from his jet lag?