Here are seven images of Tori Bowie, the 2015 US national champion and world championships bronze medalist in the 100m dash. Needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway, she’s one of the fastest women on the planet.
Cross-posted with my blog Piran Café
These were taken during an informal press conference in Doha, Qatar, last week ahead of track and field’s international Diamond League series opener, a competition I’ve covered most years since its inception in 2010. I sat in with Bowie and a couple other journalists for just over 11 minutes, thus the clever title of what I hope will grow into an occasional candid portrait project under the name, “Eleven Minutes With..” or, if time is more constrained, “Seven Minutes With…”. You get the idea.
It’s not a lot of time, but enough to get a general feel for the subject, to experience their different moods and reactions along with an introduction to who they are. It’s a challenge I like, especially so when the subject is as animated as Bowie.
So, who is Tori Bowie?