Down for the Count in London Town? (Part II)

sashalee_forbesNo, Jamaican sprintdom’s roof isn’t caving in. Yes, it is sporting a few gaping holes. Yes, we do have the raw materials to fix it. Yes, the refurbishing work will take a little while. No, we won’t have to live in the outhouse until it’s patched up. Continue reading

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Down for the Count in London Town? (Part I)

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All good things, much like bad things, eventually come to an end. It was never a matter of if we’d be knocked off our short sprinting perch. It was merely a matter of when.

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Numbers & Notes – Jamaica’s National Championships 2017

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This clutch personal best leap took Ramone Bailey to a place in the pit he’d never previously been. It also likely booked him a ticket to embark on his maiden senior World Championships voyage. Continue reading

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Fast Facts — Champs 2017

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Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2017 produced more noteworthy performances than any sports scribe could find the time to document. In light of this unfortunate fact, I’ll stick to a review of the extra special performances that were either age-group world bests or yearly list toppers. (Of course, it’s worth noting that the American sprinting/hurdling juggernaut and the European throwing juggernauts have not yet fully awoken from their slumber.) With that said, here goes… Continue reading

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Boys (Part II)

6) Tyrese Reid vs Ackeen Colley (Class I 800m) Continue reading

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Boys (Part I)

christopher_taylorUsain Bolt versus Jermaine Gonzalez (Class I 400m) in 2003. Yohan Blake versus Remaldo Rose (Class I 100m) in 2007. Of a more recent vintage; Michael O’Hara versus Jaheel Hyde (Class I 110m Hurdles) in 2015. Continue reading

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Girls (Part II)

6) Amoi Brown vs Janeek Brown (Class I 100m Hurdles) Continue reading

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Girls (Part I)

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There are few more compelling sporting storylines than those featuring two athletes facing off in a high stakes battle of wills, wits, and skill. Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Bydgoszcz

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The 16th staging of the rebranded IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Athletics is officially in the books. Team Jamaica, once again, produced a creditable showing. The total of eight medals won (two gold, three silver, and three bronze) equalled our third-best ever output at a staging of these championships. Here’s a quick look back at some of the happenings that had me smiling, frowning, and cussing during the six days of scintillating action.

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Olympic Trials Preview: 6 Field & Hurdles Events to Watch

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The sprints will once again headline the show at the upcoming Jamaican Olympic trials (June 30 – July 3). The likes of multiple Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Veronica Campbell-Brown are just a few of the superlative speedsters who’ll be looking to punch their tickets to Rio. I, too, will definitely be keeping a close eye on the sprints. However, I’ll also be watching other goings-on on the track and in the field very closely. Here’s a look at six events that could steal just a bit of the shine from the sprints this weekend.

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