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ATHLETICS: Fraser-Pryce confirmed for Jamaica International Invitational meet

Published:Wednesday | March 12, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Top female sprinter Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been revealed among a host of elite athletes set to compete at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.

The meet will take place on May 3 at the National Stadium.

Fraser-Pryce has not yet announced which event she will run in Kingston.

Other top female athletes confirmed for the meet are Olympic 200-metre champion Allyson Felix, double world medallist Blessing Okagbare, Olympic 400-metre champion Sanya Richards-Ross, world 100-metre hurdles champion Briana Rollins and world indoor 400-metre champion Francena McCorory.

Fraser-Pryce’s training partners Kaliese Spencer and Stephenie McPherson are also set to compete.

On the men’s side, world 400-metre champion LaShawn Merritt is one of the star attractions, along with world 200-metre bronze medallist Curtis Mitchell, 2012 world indoor silver medallist Nesta Carter and Nickel Ashmeade.



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