Veronica Campbell-Brown

In almost three years, Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown had her first race and is happy with the result.

Campbell-Brown ran 7.34 seconds to finish second behind American teenage star Tamari Davis, 7.18 at Saturday’s (6 Feb) East Coast Invitational in Virginia Beach.

The Jamaican ran 7.43s to win her prelims heat.

She described the start to the season as “descent start to my 2021 athletics campaign,”

Campbell-Brown, competing for the first time since giving birth in 2019, admitted she needs more work.

“There is a lot of work to be done, but I am up for the challenge,” she said in her social media post.

With an indoor best of 7.00 flat and two world indoor 60m titles from 2010 and 2012, Campbell-Brown will celebrate her 39th birthday in May.

She is the 10th fastest on the all-time list of 60m sprinters.

Campbell-Brown last outdoor race was an 11.50secs run in Tomblaine, France in June 2018.

“Wife, mother, entrepreneur, athlete, author, philanthropist…I am trusting God every step of the way. He gifted me with potential, and I am here to push the limits,” she wrote.

She was also racing for the first time competitively in her VCB fit gear.

“Wearing an @vcbfit sample top. Should we produce it for sale?” she questioned.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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