Chairman and Meet Director of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix, Glen Mills is super excited about the event that will serve as important preparation for Jamaica’s Senior Championship and by extension, the IAAF World Championship set for September.
The fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix is set for Saturday, June 8, and the Senior Championship is slated for June 20-23 inside the National Stadium.
”It’s important for all the athletes who are preparing for the trials to get a run in and show where they are and build their confidence,” Mills told the Jamaica Observer, as he took time out from overseeing his Racers Track Club training session at the Usain Bolt track at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
“I am hoping that everybody will be at their best and give us some quality competition. I see where the amazing Shelly-Ann (Fraser-Pryce) ran 10.97 in an All-Comers Meet, and I saw her and I was extremely impressed because I think she could have gone much faster from what I saw and I really admired the way she has worked her way back to that level,” Mills pointed out.
“She has always done well at Racers and if that is an indication of what she is going to do next week, then we are in for a treat,” he added.
Mills, who coached Usain Bolt to multiple Olympic and World Championship titles, said there are some outstanding races worth going miles to see that will make the Grand Prix another “spectacle”.
“There are some good races, very competitive. The men’s 100 is usually a highlight of the meet and with Yohan Blake running sub-10, I think it will provide a good spectacle. There will be good competition from Asafa (Powell), who has worked his way back to shape. There is Zharnel Hughes who won last year and there is Kendal Williams from America(and) he has run 10.03 this year. So it’s going to be very competitive,” said MillsContinue to full Article