Bree Masters and her coach Ryan Hoffman are planning a sneak assault on the Paris Olympics.

While her major international competitors will be in Europe and the United States competing, Masters will continue her sprint training on the Gold Coast and hopefully qualify through performances at Australian meets as well as those in the Oceania area and at the world relay championships in the Bahamas.

“Flying to Europe for a week and flying back, it’s pretty hard on your body,” Hoffman explained.

“You can’t do it. It’s hard to be over there by yourself.”

Instead, he has plotted a path away from the bright lights of the events like the Diamond League meets.

A former beach sprinter, Masters will on Saturday compete at the Adelaide Invitational — the start of the run to what would be her debut Olympics in Paris.

The qualifying time for an automatic Olympic berth is 11.07 seconds.

“A qualifier is always on my mind,” she said, but also noted consistency of times could earn her enough qualifying points to make the team.

“I really want to focus on completing my race as best as I can because I know the performance is there.”

Masters’s goal is an individual berth in the 100m sprint.(Supplied: Athletics Australia)

She only converted from beach sprinting to the track in 2019, a decision made after consulting other runners as she sought a new direction and fresh goals in her career.

“It was really funny how I just sort of fell into it,” Masters, 28, said.

“It wasn’t really structured or planned or anything, I just kind of decided to give it a go.”

Ultimately, she missed a spot in the Tokyo team by just 0.06 of a second.

She has been to the world championships twice since then as well as to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where she won a relay bronze, and has a laser-focus on Paris later this year.

“I feel like year on year I’ve been building and improving and I’m still perfecting things that I’m trying to change from my beach sprinting days,” Masters said.

Her goal is an individual berth in the 100m sprint as well as a place in the 4x100m relay squad.

Hoffman has no doubt those marks are realistic for Masters, given she set her personal 100m best of 11.23 seconds in rainy conditions last year in Auckland.

“She’s definitely ready,” Hoffman said.

“If things go right she should be able to do a qualifying time.

“She just has to put it together on one day and she’s due to do it soon, so with any luck she’ll do it this weekend.”

Masters last year set a personal best of 11.23 seconds.(Supplied: Athletics Australia)

She would be Hoffman’s first Olympic athlete.

“I’m so grateful that he’s stuck by my side for so many years and I really want to finish my career with him,” Masters said.

If she gets it right, Hoffman has predicted his protege can reach the Olympic semifinals and just maybe surprise the world’s best on the sport’s biggest stage.

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