To mark the significance of the dueling nature of the America’s Cup Port America’s Cup hosted a series of other duels, involving some of the top sportsmen in the world.
American track and field legend Carl Lewis faced rival American Mike Marsh on a 100 metre track alongside the canal leading from Port America’s Cup to the race area. Both sprinters -who reconvened at the track later in the afternoon to hold a clinic with youth from a local athletics academy- wore M&N items .
Earlier at a press conference, each of the athletes spoke of their admiration for the teams competing in Valencia at the 32nd America’s Cup. Although each is from a sport that requires extremely different skills, Mike Marsh says there is a common theme that he sees between the athletes participating in the duels and the sailors in the America’s Cup.
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