Tuesday, September 29

Tag: sprinting

Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports
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Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports

Stephanie Jenzer of CBC's The National has produced a wonderful feature titled "The Sprint Factory" in which she takes an close look Jamaica to find out why we produce so many of the worlds fastest sprinters. She notes that Jamaica currently owns just about all the 100m titles in the work at the Olympic, World Champion and Junior level. She also follows 2 Jamaica College athletes as they compete at Champs. Hats off to Stephanie and the CBC team on a wonderful feature that is a must see for all Jamaicans and fans of Jamaican sprinting.
BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica
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BBC’s Health Check makes a stop at the “sprint capital of the world” – Jamaica

Claudia Hammond reports from the sprint capital of the world, Jamaica, for the second of four special Health Check programmes on the lifecycle of an athlete. In "From Promise to the Podium", she investigates how this tiny island, of fewer than three million people, so consistently turns out world class track athletes. At the first race meet of the season, at the National Stadium in Kingston, she watches hundreds of school children from the country's high schools competing at the Camperdown Classic, and then holds her breath with the rest of the crowd, as the world's youngest-ever 100m World Champion, Yohan Blake, runs a personal best in the 400 metres. Jamaican sprint training has come home, and most of the elite athletes now choose to stay on the island with the top coaches at Race...