Yohan Blake, Kendra Harrison, now confirmed for 2019 Racers Adidas Grand Prix

By May 21, 2019

Yohan Blake, Kendra Harrison, and Ajee Wilson are the latest top-drawer athletes confirmed for the Racers/Adidas set for the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

They join a cast of athletes that already included two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 2016 Olympic champion Shaunae Miller, Zharnel Hughes, Fred Kerley and Ackeem Bloomfield.

Blake, 29, the fastest Jamaican man this year has been having a 2019 season. His recent 9.98s 100m in Clermont, Florida makes him the only Jamaican male below 10 seconds this year.

Harrison, the 100m hurdles world record holder, will come into the meet in good form. She ran a world-leading 12.47s in Guadeloupe on Saturday and looks set for another standout season.

Wilson finished third at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on May 3 when she clocked a season best 1:58.83.

Asafa Powell, Danniel Thomas-Dodd, Queen Harrison, and Hansle Parchment are also down to compete at the meet that is in its fourth year.

 

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