FORMER TRINIDAD and Tobago sporting all-rounder Michael “Mike” Agostini died yesterday in Australia where he had been residing.
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Akanni in windy 20.89 run
Akanni Hislop was golden in the boys' under-20 200 metres event, on the third and final day of the 45th Carifta Games, at the National Athletics Stadium here in St George's, Grenada, this evening. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete won the final in a wind-assisted 20.89 seconds, forcing Bahamian Keanu Pennerman (21.03) and Antiguan Coull Graham (21.05) to settle for silver and bronze, respectively.
Sprinter Khalifa St Fort had all gathered at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo holding their breaths for more than one reason yesterday in the final of the girls Under—20 100 metres event at the Carifta trials.
THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) have certified the Tobago marathon course for the first ever International Sea to Sea Marathon scheduled for May 21- 22. “This event is designed to be a platform to showcase Tobago and draw high value visitors to the island.” explained Garth Alleyne, director of Strategic Relations for Sea to Sea Events Ltd. “The Marathon will draw runners and visitors from around the world for a full weekend of activities with 5K and 10K races on May 21 and half and full marathons on May 22.”
Triple Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson and National sprint queen Kelly-Ann Baptiste opened their 2016 season with second place finishes at the LSU Performance Meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. Thompson was second in the men’s 60m dash in 6.74 seconds. The national 100m record holder was beaten to the line by Gabriel Mvumvure of Zimbabwe (6.69) with another local sprinter Shermund Allsop in sixth (6.89).
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe tonight claimed he is “angered and dismayed” by multinational food company Nestlé’s decision to withdraw its sponsorship of the governing body’s Kids Athletics programme in the wake of the current doping crisis engulfing the sport.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero will be on the streets of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, tomorrow night (TT time), bidding for an Olympic berth. Nero is among thousands of runners entered in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, and will set off on her 26.2-mile journey at 10.30 p.m.