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Gibson McCook – A Cornerstone of Jamaica’s Baton Culture

It’s funny how history works. One isolated act can create ripples of cause and effect. Viewed from this perspective, the Gibson McCook Relays is a cornerstone of Jamaica’s success in the 4×100 and the 4×400 metres. The Relays were first staged in 1973 as a sporting tribute to legendary educator Bishop Percival Gibson, the founding […]

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400M Hurdles Women – Jamaica’s Secret Weapon

400M Hurdles Women – Jamaica’s Secret Weapon by Bernie Panton Jamaica’s reputation as a track powerhouse was established by our quarter-milers at the first two post-war Olympic campaigns in 1948 and 1952. It was later reinforced by Bertland Cameron’s 400m triumph at the first World Athletics Championships in 1983. Since then, our performers over the

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JC Gem in 1992

It’s often said that records are made to be broken. By contrast, the Gibson-McCook Relay class 1 Boys’ 4×200 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 Clarke, Jermaine Grant, Rudolph

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