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WHEN the 43rd staging of this year’s Gibson McCook Relays get underway, fans are in for some special performances as with this year’s ISSA Boy’s and Girl’s Championships expected to be the closest in both sections for several years, teams vying for top honours will be hoping for exceptional...

It’s often said that records are made to be broken. By contrast, the Gibson-McCook Relay class 1 Boys’ 4x200 metre record seems intent on  lasting  forever.  Set  by  Jamaica  College  on  February  29,  1992 at the 19th   staging of the meet, this record seems out of reach. The mark by Edward...

Former Kingston College speedster Zharnel Hughes lifted his stocks in two stunning trips to the track at the 2018 Gibson-McCook Relays. Hughes dazzled the National Stadium audience with a fast win in the 100 metres. The tall British sprinter also helped the Racers Track Club to an impressive...

While most members of the health care community are able to offer some benefit to athletes engaged in active competition, there are some that are internationally recognized to offer predictable and reliable benefit. It will be of great benefit to our athletes if meaningful study is conducted by...

On the 1st of November 2017, several new or amended IAAF Competition Rules became effective. Below are some amendments which may be of interest to readers because they have been the subject of controversy in recent years.

The rules which will be highlighted are those which: (a) Increase...

Kingston College delighted fans at the 41st staging of the Gibson-McCook Relays. ­The boys in purple and white ran away with six wins in front of an appreciative crowd at the National Stadium on February 25, 2017. Nevertheless, KC shared the spotlight with record breaking teams from Edwin Allen...

FANS attending this year’s staging of the Gibson McCook Relays are in store for something special as history is in the making from the top female and male high school teams in the country, Edwin Allen and Calabar.

Both schools are expected to produce...

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has not announced selections for “athletes and coaches of the year” for the past two seasons. Prior to this hiatus, annual award functions were held under the sponsorship of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Although no reason has been proffered for...

Karen Beautle had fans at the Gibson Relays on the edge of their seats in 2000. ­ They were all spellbound by her prowess in the high jump. ­The tall Jamaican kept clearing and then raising the bar and eventually cleared a Gibson Relays record height of 1.89 metres. With the Sydney Olympic Games...

The track and field season for schools in the 1950’s was confined to only one of the three terms of the school year (the first term back then) and spanned the 3 month period January - March.

In the first two months of the term, a short period by today’s standard, athletes would prepare to...

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