Kirani James of Grenada has a chance to win a gold medal in the 400m at this year's Olympics.
The former member of the Alabama track program recently won his heat in the semifinal, and will race for 'all the marbles,' or all the gold, later this week.
His time in the semifinal was 43.88, and if he wins the final, he'd be the only former Crimson Tide runner to win a gold medal in the 400m, arguably the competition's most exciting event to many spectators due to the quick nature of the race.
After all, a time of less than 45 second proves you're extremely fast, but also what a rush the event itself provides to those competing and watching.
While at Alabama, James won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor Championships in his first two seasons in the program. He's also one of nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior levels of global competition.
- Former Alabama golfer Emma Talley, now of the LPGA Tour, just earned her 7th top-ten finish after a second place performance at the World Invitational. Her seven career top-ten finishes in LPGA tournaments are tied for most by a former Alabama women's golfer.
Previous winners in 2021:
Dec. 29 - Jan. 5 Derrick Henry
Jan. 6 - 12 Daron Payne
Jan. 13 - 19 Levi Wallace
Jan. 20 - 26 Collin Sexton
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2. JaMychal Green
Feb. 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
Feb. 9 - 16 Kira Lewis Jr.
Feb. 17 - 23 Levi Randolph
Feb. 24 - March 2 Collin Sexton
March 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
March 10 - 16 Justin Thomas
March 17 - 23 Collin Sexton
March 24 - 30 JaMychal Green
March 31 - April 6 Collin Sexton
April 7 - April 13 Collin Sexton
April 14 - April 20 Levi Randolph
April 21 - April 27 Collin Sexton
April 28 - May 4 Davis Riley
May 5 - May 11 Collin Sexton
May 12 - May 18 Dicky Pride
May 19 - May 25 Spencer Turnbull
May 26 - June 1 Alexa Guarachi
June 2 - June 8 Kenzie Wright
June 9 - June 15 Eryk Anders
June 16 - June 22 Daniel Haugh
June 23 - June 29 Daniel Haugh
June 30 - July 7 Emma Talley
July 7 - July 13 Blake Sims
July 14 - July 20 Brett Auerbach
July 21 - July 27 Haylie McCleney