ISSA has made several changes for Champs 2017.

The organizers have added the Class 2 boys’ 400m hurdles. Previously the event was open.

Others changes will see athletes be limited to two individual events and two relays while Class 3 athletes will be excluded from the 3,000 (girls), 5,000 (boys) and both 2,000 steeplechase.

Also, field events athletes can do three individual events or two with a relay. Multi event athletes, however, will only be allowed one additional event.

The 2017 Champs will be held March 28 to April 1 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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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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