BOSTON, USA – Jessica Beard, who finished third at the New Balance Boston Indoor, the first in World Athletics Tour Series, said she is feeling good and ready to make it to Tokyo 2020.

“I am in week 12 of training and to run 37.58, I am happy,” she said.

American Gabby Thomas won the Boston Indoor women’s 300m. She took heat one in 36.52 to beat Beard, 37.58. Shamier Little, the winner of heat two, finished second overall in 37.07.

“I may have let Gabby got away from me, but I felt pretty good, I felt strong finishing,” added Beard, who helped Team USA to gold in the Doha 2019 Mixed 4x400m.

“I am trying to make my first Olympic team. I have made five World Championships teams, so this would be my first Olympic,” she told

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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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