Andre Clarke
Andre Clarke, a finalist at the Commonwealth Games, ran a personal best 49.09 to win the Grenada Invitational

Andre Clarke, Jamaica’s fastest 400m hurdler in 2018, will miss next month’s Continental Cup in Ostrava.

The 2019 season is very long, and with this in mind, Clarke, and his coach decided to skip the meet to focus on next year.

Jamaica Trials is likely to be held July 25-28, 2019 while the World Championships will be in Doha between September 28 and October 6.

He made the final of the Commonwealth Games in April. Former Jamaican quarter-miler Sanjay Ayre coaches Clarke.

“He hasn’t run since July, and the World Champs next year is late in the season, so we just want to refocus and get ready for the 2019 World Championships Trials,” said coach Ayre.

Clarke, a former Vere student, has a lifetime best of 48.29secs, done for victory at June’s Star Athletics Sprint Series, in Florida.

NACAC has not yet named a replacement to join Kryon McMaster of BVI in the event.

Athletes will be representing four areas at the two-day meet. The four teams are Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Each team shall enter two athletes in each event, except for relays. No athlete shall be allowed to double in the 3000 m and 5000m.

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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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