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Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Last Saturday's Central Hurdles and Relays had an international flavour as German Julian Howard opened his 2017 season with a win in the long jump. Howard is here visiting his grandparents, but has kept in shape by training at the University of the...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Mario Forsythe lines up today to run the Olympic Development 400 metres at the second McKenley-Wint Classic at Calabar High School, he will open a new chapter in his sprint career. It will be his first race as a member of the Akan Track Club....

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres, the Pan-American Games discus-throw champion, will return to Excelsior High School for tomorrow's Big Shot Invitational. Dacres, who opened his 2017 season with a throw of 64.79 metres last Saturday in Mandeville, has produced fine...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

2004 Olympic relay gold medal winner Aleen Bailey is still running and hopes to continue her track and field career once injuries allow her to do so.Now 36, Bailey is working to regain full fitness and will make her mind up about staying on track in...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield High School did a throwing double at the Manchester High School/Charlie Fuller Memorial on Saturday but his Class One shot put victory had patrons buzzing. With reigning ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic shot put finalist O'Dayne Richards is optimistic about his 2017 prospects and is looking forward to competition with the likes of Olympic champion Ryan Crouser and World Champion Joe Kovacs. Speaking in Mandeville before he won the shot put...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Proposed changes to the structure of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships will aid in the development of Jamaica's track and field and safeguard student athletes. That's the view of George...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World and Olympic relay silver medal winner Javon Francis is aiming to be in the 400-metre final at this year's World Championships in London, England.Francis, who was in the 400m semi-finals at the Olympics last year, said his training is going...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Shericka Jackson is making a habit of peaking right on time. In 2015, the young 400-metre ace set a personal best to win a bronze medal at the World Championships. In the just-concluded Olympic year, she did again and earned a repeat nomination for...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the Year nominee Usain Bolt made history again in 2016 with a dominating sprint double at the Olympic Games. The 30 year-old Trelawny native parlayed times of 9.81 seconds and...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year 2016 nominee Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce strode into the Olympic year with a great 2015 season behind her and important goals ahead. In the year that had just ended, she had retained her World 100-...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Athens Olympics sprint relay gold medallist Aileen Bailey has described 2016 RJR Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year nominee Elaine Thompson as an amazing young lady.Bailey believes that Thompson will do well in the future and that she could...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the most successful female 100 metre runner of all-time, has singled out American Carmelita Jeter as her fiercest rival. Fraser-Pryce described the American as an athlete, who forced her always to be at her best. During the...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

TRACK AND FIELD NEWS, the respected US magazine, has selected Wayde van Niekerk and Anita Wlodarczyk as its Athletes of the Year for 2016. Wlodarczyk, Poland's Olympic hammer throw champion and van Niekerk, the South African who won the Olympic 400...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson has been voted International Female Athlete of the Year by readers of the British publication Athletics Weekly. Thompson, Olympic champion at 100 and 200 metres, took the award ahead of American 100 metre hurdler Kendra...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Bert Cameron, the elder statesman of the 400 metres, is full of praise for the young Jamaicans who currently compete in his pet event.Cameron, the 1983 World 400 metres champion, is also encouraging the likes of...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

As can be expected, Bert Cameron watched the Olympic men's 400 metre final and the performance of South African Wayde van Niekerk with great interest. Even now, four months later, Cameron, the first World Champion in the one-lap event is still...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Marvin Watts, the last Jamaican to compete in the men's 800m at the World Championships, believes that the country can do well in the two-lap event. His advice to aspiring 800m men is to move to a middle-distance training programme when their...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

THE 2011 World Youth 100m champion Odail Todd is rebuilding his athletic career and continuing his studies at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education. This follows three injury-ridden years at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Now 22...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In the last three years, Calabar High School, Kingston College (KC), and St Jago high school have all run promising times in the 4x800 metre relay. In the same period, Calabar, St Elizabeth Technical and St Jago have won the eight-lap event at the...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is again hoping that Kenyan expertise can help Jamaica succeed in middle-distance racing.According to Dr Warren Blake, the president of the JAAA, there are discussions now taking place that...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller has her eyes on doing both the 200m and the 400m at next year's World Championships in London.Miller, the second Bahamian woman...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1988, Grace Jackson became the first Jamaican woman to run 400 metres in a time faster than 50 seconds.These days, some believe that Shericka Jackson, the youngest Jamaican to go sub 50, could be the first from this track-mad nation to break 49...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Plans are afoot for the formation of the Jamaica Athletics Foundation, an organisation to raise funds for the development of track and field in Jamaica. This was revealed in an interview with Dr Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Three races that involved Jamaica's Merlene Ottey have been cited among the best women's running contests ever seen by the editor of the respected US publication Track and Field (T...

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