The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on 22 July.
As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, here are 10 talented teenagers who will be among the medal contenders at Oregon 2014. Full event-by-event previews will be published on the IAAF website later this week.
Jamaica – 400m hurdles
Jaheel Hyde blitzed to a championship record of 13.13 en route to world youth 110m hurdles gold last summer, and in March set a national junior record of 49.49 in the 400m hurdles. This result ranked him world No.1 (for a week).