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Elaine Thompson-Herah

Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will open her outdoor season at the John Wolmer Speedfest on Saturday (26 March). The event will be at the National Stadium, starting at 9 am.

Thompson-Herah, who won back-to-back Olympic Games 100m and 200m titles in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, ran two indoor meets this season. Her best indoor time this season is 7.04s.

Thompson-Herah will run 400m from lane four, where she will face World Championships 400m hurdles bronze medal winner Rushell Clayton.

Kasheika Cameron of MVP and Yanique McNeil of Sprintec will also face the starter in Thompson-Herah’s heat.

Yohan Blake will also open his season at the National Stadium.

Blake, the second-fastest man ever, is down to run the 200m. He has a personal best of 19.26 as only Usain Bolt’s world record of 19.19 is faster.

Blake will run from lane 5 in the heat four against Akani Slater, Javor Tucker and Edward Clarke.

Michael Campbell, Nigel Ellis, Jullane Walker, Demish Gaye, Tyquendo Tracey, Ackeem Blake, Jevaughn Minzie and Jazeel Murphy will also run the men’s 200m.

In the men’s 400m, Demish Gaye, Jaheel Hyde, Bovell, Demar Murphy, Akani Slater, Terry Thomas, Zandrion Barnes, Javier Brown, Anthony Carpenter, Anthony Cox and Nigel Ellis are the leading contenders.

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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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