Local sprinters going for gold in Bahamas

| 20/05/2014

(CNS): Kemar Hyman, David Hamil, Rhymeich Adolphus, Troy Long and Tyrell Cuffy will be ehading to the Bahamas this coming weekend to compete in the Inaugural IAAF World Relays. The local sprinters will be lining up for the 4x100m and 4x200m relay races at the new games where some 800 athletes are expected to compete on 24-25 May in Nassau. The top eight teams in both the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m will automatically qualify for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Those teams will also be awarded prize money with the gold medallists taking home no less than USD $50,000. Another $50,000 bonus is also up for grabs for any team that breaks a world record.

The Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) said the Cayman five man te4am will be accompanied by National Coach, Kenrick Williams and Team Manager, Ato Stephens.
As well as the sprints the inaugural event also includes the 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m. Preliminary entry figures indicate that 48 member federations will take part in Nassau. Initial entries of 762 athletes – 440 men and 322 women – have been received by the IAAF as 90 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams will be spread across the five events.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Will we be able to see this meet on TV and are the guys going to represent us at the Commonwealth Games as well?