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JN-Racers Grand Prix set for June 9

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several high-class duels are expected to again highlight the third staging of the JN-Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston come June 9.

Details of the event, dubbed "Stars: The Next Generation", was announced at a conference launching the international track and field meet at the Jamaica Pegasus this morning.

Glen Mills, President of Racers Track Club in revealing a partial list of the competing athletes, is promising the same level of intensity as was witnessed over the past two years, despite the absence of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt.

"We have had requests from every continent and they were so overwhelming but we have to work within our budget to get athletes as far from Asia.

"But this year will be another pulsating three hours of top-class competition with quite a number of Olympians and record holders in keeping with our standards," Mills said in his address.

Six men's international events and seven on the women's side as well as four Olympic development events are on the cards to excite spectators.

Tickets will go on sale online on May 1-25 at at a cost of $6,000 for grand stand finish line; $3,500 regular grand stand and $1,000 bleachers.

Sherdon Cowan

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