Velocity Fest

Jamaica’s Velocity Fest is now a part of the World Athletics Continental Tour series of meetings. Organized by MVP Track Club President Bruce James, the annual event has been accepted as a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger meeting.

The Tour includes the Diamond League, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Challenger meetings. James, who has been running the meet for the past two seasons, said his team is “extremely pleased that the World governing body of the sport, World Athletics (formerly IAAF), has seen it fit to welcome the Velocity Fest series of events to the World Athletics Continental Tour.”

Velocity Fest

There will be two editions of the event this year. Both Velocity Fest 10 and Velocity Fest 11, which are targeting ideal competition conditions for the athletes, have been approved as the only two World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger meetings in Jamaica for 2022. Velocity Fest 10 will be held on Saturday, April 2 this year at the National Stadium and Velocity Fest 11 at the same venue on Saturday, April 23, both from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Several of Jamaica’s superstars have regularly turned out for the event and James says that MVP have applied to the relevant authorities to have spectators in attendance, but only in the Grandstand.

Tickets will be available online at vipticketsja.com starting March 22, 2022.

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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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