Athletics

Grace targets $9.5m, 9,500 entrants for Education 5K Run/Walk

The ninth staging of the GraceKennedy Education 5K Run/Walk, set for July 9, is targetting $9.5miliion, and 9,500 entrants in the year of their 95th anniversary.The annual event, started 38 years ago, is the primary fund-raiser for the... Read More

Discus maestro Dacres plots London assault

Monday, May, 29 2017    

Fedrick Dacres, the national record holder and w orld leader, could hardly contain himself after winning the men's discus throw during the 14th Jamaica International Invitational (JII) event at the National Stadium... Read More

Dwyer set to explode

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 29 2017    

Rasheed Dwyer's calm and easy going demeanour could easily lead one to think he lacks verve, but a fire burns deep within the Sprintec athlete.By his tone, that simmering flame could explode in a fiery inferno come late June at... Read More

McLeod soars

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Jamaica's Rio Olympics champion Omar McLeod sped to a world-leading 13.01 seconds (0.9) to win the men's 110m hurdles, while sprint queen Elaine Thompson suffered a rare defeat and finished third in 21.98 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon,... Read More

Manley looking forward to magical send off for legend Bolt

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 27 2017    

During his teenage years at St Jago High School, Martin Manley demonstrated the potential of an exceptional quarter-miler.Despite the many ups and downs during that period of his fledgling 400m career, Manley exhibited a high level of... Read More

Star-studded clash!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Rio Olympic gold medallists Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod are among six Jamaicans in action at the IAAF Diamond League at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, USA, today.The Prefontaine Classic, which is the third stop of the popular series, will also see... Read More

The ups and downs of hurdler Danielle Williams

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

The previous two seasons have been full of ups and downs, the very highest to the very lowest for IAAF World Championships gold medallist Danielle Williams.From shocking the track and field world in Beijing, China, in 2015 when... Read More

Elaine embraces hectic season schedule

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Elaine Thompson, the most dominant sprinter in the world this year, male or female, is on a mission and she can't allow a hectic schedule to slow her down.A few months into the new season and Thompson has sprinted to the top of the IAAF performance lists in both... Read More

JISA/Tastee Prep School Champs

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Defending champion Misha-Jade Samuels of Vaz Prep clears the bar to win the girls Class One high jump with a leap of 1.50m at the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association/Tastee National Prep School Champs at the National Stadium yesterday.  Read More

Key to success is not to let it get to your head – Bruce James

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, May, 27 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The difference between good athletes and those who go on to make a big impression is their mindset after gaining initial success, says Bruce James, president of the powerful MVP Track and Field club.James has had a... Read More

I don't have goals, Yohan Blake targets treble at London World Championships

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 26 2017    

Yohan Blake, whose path to succeeding Usain Bolt as the world's fastest man was interrupted by injuries over the last few seasons, does not appear to be ready to wait for the mantle to be handed over.After running 9.93 seconds (0.4m/s) to win the 100m event at... Read More

Track and Field stage set for the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) and Sagicor Foundation a week ago launched the 34th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships at the Association's head office in Kingston. The annual event is slated for... Read More



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