Talitha Diggs Turns Pro Before U.S. Championships, Signs With Adidas

By Chris Chavez

July 9, 2023

EUGENE – Florida sprints star Talitha Diggs, the two-time NCAA champion in the 400m and reigning U.S. champion, has decided to forego the remainder of her collegiate eligibility, turn pro and sign with Adidas. She will be represented by Astra Partners and Raymond Rep.

Here’s what you need to know:

– Diggs is just 20 years old and already owns one U.S. title in the 400m, an NCAA indoor and outdoor title in the 400m and was a member of the 4x400m relay team that won gold at last year’s World Championships.

– At the 2023 USA Outdoor Championships, Diggs qualified for her second U.S. team by running 49.93 to place third in the 400m.

– She owns a personal best of 49.99 from her 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championship win.

– In February, she ran 50.15 to break the U.S. indoor 400m record and the collegiate record at the SEC Indoor Conference Championships. The record was broken by Arkansas’ Britton Wilson in 49.48 in March.

– This year, Diggs has also run a 200m personal best of 22.45s. She was seventh at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 200m and fifth in the 400m.

– She developed the nickname “Talethal” for her closing speed in the final stretch of a 400m.

– Talitha is the daughter of Joetta Clark Diggs, a four-time Olympian. Her aunt Jearl Miles-Clark is a two-time Olympic champion and Hazel Clark is a three-time Olympian.

Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.