Header image by Bruce Klemens.

There are seemingly countless athletic qualities that enable sprinters to run fast, but one that is often not considered is the contribution of elastic strength.

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Michael Johnson (file photo)

I recently learned that Michael Johnson, former USA 200m, 400m world record holder, had a stroke.

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DECISIVE LEG: Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson, second right, receives the baton from Emmanuel Callendar even as Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, centre right, urges on Asafa Powell who is already into stride, on the final leg of the men’s 4x100-metre relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in China on August 22, 2008. Powell crossed the finish line ahead of Thompson but, ten years later, T&T will be given the gold because Jamaica’s first leg runner Nesta Carter was doped.

It’s official.


Commonwealth Games 100 metres gold mnedallist T&T’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, centre, tries her hand at rugby during the T&T Olympic Committee’s observance of International Olympic Day at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, back in June. CA-images/ Allan Crane

Sprint­er Michelle-Lee Ahye has al­ready achieved so much for T&T and though it has not been the smoothest path to suc­cess, her pas­sion to rep­re­sent this coun­try is un­wa­ver­ing.

Read more: Ahye signs strong team for Family Day event

Michelle-Lee Ahye

HUNDREDS of children will have the chance to hone their skills in track and field, football, cricket and other sports on December 9, at the Michelle-Lee Ahye Coaching and Family Day, which will be held at the Defence Force Headquarters on Airways Road, Chaguaramas.

Read more: Ahye Coaching and Family Day in December

Runners take off in the Guardian Group SHINE Charity 5K and 10K yesterday at the Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair.

TOP road runner Samantha Shukla, winner of last year's 5K, went the extra distance to capture the women's 10K in style at Guardian Group's SHINE 2018 Charity Walk and Run, yesterday.

Read more: Shukla, Johnson SHINE in charity 10K

NATIONAL Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott will host a party titled “Nepenthe” this Saturday, of which proceeds will go towards another party he plans to host specifically for children in December.

Read more: Walcott hosts party to aid charity drive

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