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Inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational Set to Host Elite Athletes

Featuring renowned athletes like Fred Kerley, Christian Coleman, Dina Asher-Smith, and defending Olympic Champion Hansle Parchment, the event guarantees an exhilarating display of athletic prowess and global competition

Jamaican sprint legend, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with Marie-Josée Ta Lou (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

The inaugural Jamaica Athletics Invitational is set to take place on Saturday, May 11, at the Jamaica National Stadium in Kingston, boasting participation from elite athletes representing Jamaica, USA, Canada, UK, Africa, and Europe.

Among the anticipated arrivals for this prestigious event are renowned athletes such as 100m Olympic Silver Medalist and former world champion Fred Kerley, sprinter Christian Coleman, British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith—who has Jamaican roots, Ivorian Sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Nigerian Tobi Amusan, and American 400 Meters sprinters Shamier Little and Olympic Medalist Dalilah Muhammad, among others.

Defending Olympic Champion Hansle Parchment promises to be a highlight, though he faces stiff competition from the likes of Daniel Roberts from the USA and other hurdlers from around the globe.

This impressive roster of elite athletes will compete against several top Jamaican athletes, including sprinters Megan Tapper, Danielle Williams, Janieve Russell, Ackeem Blake, and discus thrower Fedrick Dacres.

In preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the track and field competition will feature 14 key events, including the 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints for both men and women, as well as the 100m and 110m hurdles, along with the Triple Jump and High Jump.


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