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Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

OSLO, Norway:

Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has spoken of her desire to continue her glittering career.

The multiple sprint gold medallist came home second in the 100m at the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games on June 11 but is keen to keep on racing.

She told The Gleaner: "Yes, I still see track and field as fun.

"Track and field has given me the ability to travel the world. Everything that I have gained is through athletics, and it is a gift from God, and I'm very appreciative.

"I still enjoy travelling all over the world to show my talent, and that is a great thing for me. I'm still enjoying it for sure."

Campbell-Brown may not have enjoyed coming second to Ivorian Murielle Ahoure (11.03 seconds), but the Jamaican star did register a season's best time of 11.08.

Campbell-Brown, who hopes to be on the plane to Beijing, which hosts the World Championships in August, said she is proud to represent a nation that has done so much for sprinting around the world.

She added: "Jamaica has a rich history in track and field, so it is an honour to be among all the great athletes."

Beijing will see the renewal of the sprint rivalry between Jamaica and the USA, and Campbell-Brown relishes the prospect.

"Any good rivalry is good for the sport and everyone who is involved because it motivates you to keep working hard because you know that there is someone else training to beat you."

Just 90 minutes before her 100m effort, Campbell-Brown displayed her fun side when she gamely took part in the 100m wheelchair challenge at the Bislett Stadium

She made a tentative start and things got no better and she eventually finished fifth in a time of 47.07 seconds.

- R.H.