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Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:22 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the versatile Bahamian sprinter, wants to try the 200-400m double next year at the Tokyo Olympics. Speaking in Monaco ahead of her 200m victory in yesterday’s Diamond League meeting, Miller-Uibo expressed the hope that the...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hurdler supreme Omar McLeod leads a 10-strong Jamaican contingent at today’s Istvan Gyulai Memorial, in the Hungarian locale of Székesfehérvár, outside Budapest. McLeod, the World and Olympic champion in the 110-metre hurdles, faces a tough line-up...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans aren’t the only ones who are pleased with the fast times Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has put down in the 100 and 200 metres this season. Among those in awe of the four-time World champion is British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith. Speaking in...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

On a day when fans were treated to nine world-leading performances at the seventh leg of the IAAF Diamond League, Elaine Thompson and Danniel Thomas-Dodd were the top Jamaicans at the Prefontaine Classic, held on the campus of Stanford University...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will have a very good 110m ­hurdles team in Doha, Qatar, for the IAAF World Championships this September. Moreover, one coach believes that the 110m hurdles will soon be one of Jamaica’s premier events. Craig Sewell, who has coached...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:42 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres lorded over a top-class discus throw field at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco, yesterday. Dacres launched his third throw to a world-leading national record distance of 70.78m to beat prime rival Daniel Stahl...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Tiffany James pulled the Jamaica Green 4x400m team into second at the Penn Relays, her determination impressed fans. If they knew of her battles to balance her studies with athletics, they’d be even more impressed. With the toughest part of...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:41 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Kemar Bailey-Cole settles into the blocks at this Saturday’s Racers Adidas Grand Prix, he will be hoping to put himself back in the fast lane. Promising runs so far this year have been the reward of adjustments to his training programme and...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Fans may be mourning the end of a golden era of Jamaican sprinting, but according to two respected coaches, the nation is becoming a field event power. Kerry-Lee Ricketts, husband and coach of triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, and Marlon Gayle of...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

As discus thrower Shadae Lawrence approaches the last collegiate championship of her career, she knows she is heading in the right direction. In addition, some observers believe that the Colorado State University senior could be a contender when...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A month from now, a speedy group of Jamaican ladies will sprint for the honour of running at the World Championships this September in Doha, Qatar. Among them will be Gayon Evans, the Commonwealth Games 100 metre bronze medal winner. The 29 year-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jahnoy Thompson, last year’s national men’s 200-metre champion, is racing against time. Slowed by a foot injury, the 6’ 2” sprinter is just getting back into the training groove he feels he needs to retain his title. Speaking recently, Thompson...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Trinidad and Tobago’s World champion 4x400m relay team has a target on its back. That’s the view expressed by Deon Lendore, a member of the team that triumphed on May 12 at the IAAF World Relay Games in Yokohama, Japan. Lendore believes the United...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Ristananna Tracey thinks more speed and better technique will see her back to the podium in the 400m hurdles at this year’s IAAF World Championships. She said if she raises her speed levels this season, she will be dangerous. Tracey cruised to...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Akeem Bloomfield and Chris-Ann Gordon produced the fastest Jamaican 4x400m relay split times at last weekend’s IAAF World Relays. In his senior international debut, Bloomfield paced himself to a 44.9-second leg in the men’s 4x400 metre final, while...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shadae Lawrence continued her advance in the women’s discus with a national record 65.05 metres on the weekend. The 2016 Olympian launched her disc 65.05 metres to establish Jamaica’s top performance in a weekend filled with action on the US...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Most individual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships winners dream of seeing their names up in lights. Not Dazsay Freeman, the two-time Champs hurdles gold medallist. Though she loves track and field, her mind is on a career in...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A tight schedule has obliged Canada to forego a defence of its IAAF World Relays 4x200m title this weekend in Yokohama, Japan. One member of that champion team said Canada will instead focus on the 4x100m with a goal to win. Sub-20 200m man Brendon...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Behind the bright smile of Carifta Games 400-metre runner-up Anna-Kay Allen is the heart of a conqueror. Her fine 2019 campaign has come against the background of injury troubles she has fought in recent seasons. Now, it’s full speed ahead. Allen...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Track and field fans need not worry that long-distance racing will disappear. That is the indication from Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). While his organisation has made changes to its...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The history of the Carifta Games is liberally sprinkled with the names of young stars who later became champions at the highest level. That appeal has kept Sebastian Coe, the president of the International Associations of Athletics Federation,...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School captain Christopher Taylor could be ready to run at the 125th Penn Relays, set for April 24-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, even if he is unavailable, Calabar hope to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Championship...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four years ago, Maurice Wignall was one of the stars of the 24th Carifta Games in Grand Cayman. Now, the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers is back in Cayman as part of the coaching staff to the 2019 Carifta team. Wignall is using his...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With the 2019 World Championships five and a half months away, 400-metre ace Demish Gaye has been measuring his steps. However, his speed at the Western Relays and Gibson-McCook Relays in February suggests good things lie ahead for the soft-spoken...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hydel High School is going for a hat-trick at this year’s Penn Relays. Hydel has won the girls’ 4x400-metre relay twice in a row and heads back to storied Franklin Field, the Philadelphia stadium that hosts the celebrated relay carnival, after big...

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