Kirani James makes special return to the track

By June 09, 2018
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Grenada’s ace 400-metre runner, Kirani James made a successful return to track and field at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica after spending a year on the sidelines fighting Grave’s disease. 

James, an Olympic champion, and one of the fastest ever over the one-lap event, ran a storming final 100 metres to clock 44.35 seconds, just ahead of the United States’ Fred Kerley.

Kerley looked for all the world a winner until James made his move.

Well beaten in third was another Grenadian in Bralon Taplin, who completed the event in 45.11.

Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith was fourth in 45.40, with the Jamaican pair of Javon Francis (45.42)and Demish Gaye (45.43) finishing fifth and sixth.

Josephus Lyles of the United States was seventh in 45.68 while Trinidad and Tobago’s Renny Quow was last in 46.86.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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