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Francis on show for Akan in 4x400m

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Javon Francis

Track and field fans who turn out for the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium today will be in for a treat as 2013 IAAF Moscow World Championships 4x400 metres silver medal winning anchor Javon Francis is expected to be on show. Francis will line up for the Akan Track Club in the 4x400m for clubs and institutions.

After opening the season with 46.29 at the Camperdown Classics, Francis will be hoping to improve his race performance. The former Calabar High star will look to continue regaining his form, which saw Jamaicans heap praises on him for transporting the baton from fifth to second in the 4x400m final at the Moscow World Championships. Fireworks could yet again be expected as the transporter is expected to once again be on anchor duties, this time for the Akan Track Club, with whom he trains under the guidance of Michael Clarke.

long road back

"I am feeling good and I am looking forward to the Gibson McCook Meet. This time around, I will be running for my club in the relay, and I will be up to my usual transporting duties, delivering the baton home," said Francis.

"It has been a long road back from the injury I picked up at the end of last season. I have to give great credit to my coach, Michael Clarke, and my training partners at Akan, who have all been very supportive of my rehabilitation and return to the track. So it is now up to me to repay the faith and patience they have shown by working hard and doing my best every time I take the track," he concluded.

Admission prices for today's relay carnival are $2,000 for the Grandstand, finish line, $1,500 for regular grandstand, and $300 for bleachers.

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