Four world record holders are set to grace the track at the National Stadium for the Racers Grand Prix on June 10.

Glen Mills, president of Racers Track Club, said for the first time on Jamaican soil, four world record holders will be on show.

Mills, however, did not disclose the names to the newspaper at the meet sponsors’ luncheon, but well-placed sources said these big names are from Jamaica, USA, Kenya and South Africa.

Usain Bolt will head the list of record holders at the meet, dubbed “Salute to a Legend” which will be in his honour.
Twenty-four-year-old Wayde van Niekerk, who stunned the track and field world when he ran 43.03 (WR) to win the Olympic 400m final in Rio, will be back. In 2015 he ran the men’s 300m.

Kenyan David Rudisha, 28 the holder of the men’s 800m world record with 1:40.91, will be in Jamaica for the first time.

This website source also said several other high profiled athletes are expected to be on show at the meet.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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