Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will open her outdoor season at the John Wolmer Speedfest on Saturday (26 March). The event will be at the National Stadium, starting at 9 am.
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Thompson-Herah, who won back-to-back Olympic Games 100m and 200m titles in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, ran two indoor meets this season. Her best indoor time this season is 7.04s.
Thompson-Herah will run 400m from lane four, where she will face World Championships 400m hurdles bronze medal winner Rushell Clayton.
Kasheika Cameron of MVP and Yanique McNeil of Sprintec will also face the starter in Thompson-Herah’s heat.
Yohan Blake will also open his season at the National Stadium.
Blake, the second-fastest man ever, is down to run the 200m. He has a personal best of 19.26 as only Usain Bolt’s world record of 19.19 is faster.
Blake will run from lane 5 in the heat four against Akani Slater, Javor Tucker and Edward Clarke.
Michael Campbell, Nigel Ellis, Jullane Walker, Demish Gaye, Tyquendo Tracey, Ackeem Blake, Jevaughn Minzie and Jazeel Murphy will also run the men’s 200m.
In the men’s 400m, Demish Gaye, Jaheel Hyde, Bovell, Demar Murphy, Akani Slater, Terry Thomas, Zandrion Barnes, Javier Brown, Anthony Carpenter, Anthony Cox and Nigel Ellis are the leading contenders.
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