Posted June 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jason Richardson is a thrill seeker, vowing to one day swim with sharks, cliff dive and bungee jump. The world champion 110-meter hurdler is a romantic as well, hoping to ''slip and fall in love and not get back up,'' learn to speak fluent Italian and read at least 50 of the classics. Also on the 26-year-old's lengthy bucket list: write his own novel, become a millionaire by 35 and stand on an Olympic podium, maybe even this summer. And he won't have to wait for the London Games to see just how realistic this last item just may be. Richardson will compete Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic, where a star-studded field awaits, including 2004 Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang of China and American record holder David Oliver. Cuban world-record holder and reigning Olympic champion Dayron Robles was scheduled to compete, but ran into visa issues and won't be in the field. Up until last summer, Richardson was the hurdler that no one really knew. For that m...

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