De Grasse returns to track with 4th-place finish at Drake Relays
2016 Rio silver medallist runs 10.15 in 1st race since missing last year's worlds
Andre De Grasse finally returned to the track on Saturday, racing to a fourth-place finish in the 100-metre at the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.
The 23-year-old from Markham, Ont., last raced July 16, 2017 in Rabat, Morocco in the Diamond League before pulling out of August's world track and field championships due to a hamstring injury.
On Saturday, De Grasse clocked in at 10.15 seconds, finishing behind Isiah Young (10.02), Mike Rodgers (10.03) and CJ Ujah (10.13). He said that was the fastest he's run in a season opener.
"For me, it's all about coming out healthy," De Grasse said. "Now there are no limits for my next meet, and as the races go on [I'll hopefully] continue to get better."
He's set to go head-to-head with Christian Coleman on May 12 in the Diamond League opener at Shanghai Stadium in China.
Canadian Sage Watson also competed, finishing sixth in the women's 400 hurdles with a time of 56.55.
With files from the Associated Press