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

No, 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 … Continue reading

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

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

8.16m 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.

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Fast Facts — Champs 2017

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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

Usain 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.

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

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

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

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

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Bydgoszcz

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 … Continue reading

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Olympic Trials Preview: 6 Field & Hurdles Events to Watch

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 … Continue reading

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