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Long distance runner, Derrick McIntyre, 77-years-old, is expected to be one of the oldest and most experienced athletes to take on the gruelling 26.2 mile course at this year’s Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon (TTIM) which runs off from St Mary’s Junction in Freeport to the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain on Sunday morning.

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The T&T Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year 2015, Machel Cedenio, centre, is flanked by his parents, Diane and Hayden Cedenio. Photo: SEAN NERO.

Quartermiler Machel Cedenio has expressed shock having been named as the T&T Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) choice for Sportsman of the Year 2015.

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TTOC president Brian Lewis, left, with former International Soca Monarch Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez, Hans Romany, Diane Henderson, chair of the T&T International Marathon and businessman/entertainer Peter C Lewis at Olympic House, yesterday. The occasion was a media conference to announce Lyons-Alvarez’s participation together with entertainment and media partners in Sunday’s marathon to raise awareness for the TTOC’s 10 Golds 2024 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund initiative. PHOTO: SEAN NERO

Leading entertainer Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez will partner with the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) to raise awareness about its 10 Golds by 2024 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund initiative.

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ELATED: Machel Cedenio right, receives his TTOC Sportsman of the Year award from Chief Justice Ivor Archie at the Annual Awards Tuesday evening at the Port of Spain Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. —Photo: Curtis Chase

Machel Cedenio is on the rise. The 20-year-old 400-metre sprinter followed up his 2014 Junior Sportsman of the Year award with the senior equivalent at the gala last Tuesday evening, however one cannot help but feel that this is just the beginning for the young sprinter.

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International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has vowed to restore trust and credibility in the sport, outlining several key timelines to achieve the goal when announcing his roadmap for the future of athletics.

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National sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson put aside his rigorous training for the 2016 Rio Olympics yesterday to marry his sweetheart of ten years, Monique Cabral, and begin the new year with his biggest victory following a wedding ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church, Marli Street, Port-of-Spain.

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