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Decades ago, the majority of track and field athletes who were selected to our national teams lived, trained and studied overseas - almost exclusively in the USA. They were the beneficiaries of track scholarships. The outstanding performances of the overseas based athletes made it into the...

400M Hurdles Women – Jamaica’s Secret Weapon by Bernie Panton Jamaica’s reputation as a track powerhouse was established by our quarter-milers at the first two post-war Olympic campaigns in 1948
and 1952. It was later reinforced by Bertland Cameron’s 400m triumph at the first World...

AT every Gibson McCook Relays staging fans usually eagerly anticipate special moment from one or more teams and at this year’s staging it should be no different as Edwin Allen Girl’s 4x100 metres Class 11 relay team and the High School Boy’s Open 4x800 metres should have the fans on the edges of...

To this day, Sherone Simpson is surprised by the event of February 28, 2004, the day she set the Gibson-McCook Relays record in the women’s 100 metres. On one hand, she shocked herself with her winning time of
11.11 seconds. Now, 16 years later, she’s taken aback that the record has...

WHEN the 43rd staging of this year’s Gibson McCook Relays get underway, fans are in for some special performances as with this year’s ISSA Boy’s and Girl’s Championships expected to be the closest in both sections for several years, teams vying for top honours will be hoping for exceptional...

It’s often said that records are made to be broken. By contrast, the Gibson-McCook Relay class 1 Boys’ 4x200 metre record seems intent on  lasting  forever.  Set  by  Jamaica  College  on  February  29,  1992 at the 19th   staging of the meet, this record seems out of reach. The mark by Edward...

Former Kingston College speedster Zharnel Hughes lifted his stocks in two stunning trips to the track at the 2018 Gibson-McCook Relays. Hughes dazzled the National Stadium audience with a fast win in the 100 metres. The tall British sprinter also helped the Racers Track Club to an impressive...

While most members of the health care community are able to offer some benefit to athletes engaged in active competition, there are some that are internationally recognized to offer predictable and reliable benefit. It will be of great benefit to our athletes if meaningful study is conducted by...

On the 1st of November 2017, several new or amended IAAF Competition Rules became effective. Below are some amendments which may be of interest to readers because they have been the subject of controversy in recent years.

The rules which will be highlighted are those which: (a) Increase...

Kingston College delighted fans at the 41st staging of the Gibson-McCook Relays. ­The boys in purple and white ran away with six wins in front of an appreciative crowd at the National Stadium on February 25, 2017. Nevertheless, KC shared the spotlight with record breaking teams from Edwin Allen...

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