Jamaica’s rising star Christopher Taylor declared he’s ‘back’ and thank his handlers for the work done with him.

“I want to thank them again for being there for me and helping me to get back where I’m at right now.

“I am back!” he said.

“I’m happy with the improvements for the past few months with my new coach Rana Reider, training group Tumbleweed Track Club and the physiotherapist Andy burke,” he continued.

The former Calabar sprinter sustained what many believed was a season-ending injury during the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, in March.

However, shortly after Champs, he joined the Rana Reider-conditioned camp in Florida.

Taylor returned from injury to win his 400m race at the Flanders Cup Meet in Leuven, Belgium on August 17.

The 19-year-old clocked a season-best 45.62 seconds for the victory to beat Canadian Graeme Thompson, 46.43, and Thomas Jordier of France, 47.01.

“After (five) 5 months of being injured, I had one of the most comfortable runs in my life,” he posted on social media after the event.

In a separate message, Taylor wrote: “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within your self to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down; you have to keep going.”


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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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  1. I’m pleased to read your comment on how you feel so comfortable doing the race you won. I am soooo happy to hear that. You keep listening to you coaches and keep hydrated at all times. DO NOT RUSH ANYTHING!! PLEASE… We want you healed mentally and physically. So get in your program and at the end, place ALL your rivals in your Conquer bag. And the haters too! Be comfortable in thy self and dream bigger than your head cause your heart has always been BIGGER!! Go GET EM’ CUDDY~!

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