Deon Lendore

Trinidad and Tobago’s athlete Deon Lendore died in a car accident in Texas on Tuesday (10 Jan).

Ato Boldon, Trinidad and Tobago’s four-time Olympic Medalist, NBC Sports Analyst and Sprint Coach said, “Lendore killed in a car crash in Texas.”

Deon Lendore helped Trinidad and Tobago to the London 2012 Olympic Games 4x400m bronze medal. He was also a Beijing 2015 World Championship 4x400m silver medallist.

Lendore was 29 years old.

He posted on Instagram hours before his death.

 

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A post shared by Deon Kristofer Lendore (@deonlendore)

Jamaica’s middle-distance runner Natoya Goule commented: “I’m in total shock Deon. You broke my heart.”

American Darrell Hill said: “RIP Champ. Thank you for all the laughs and good vibes man.”

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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