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Jamaica squad named for IAAF World Relays

By Howard Walker Observer Senior Reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 3:28 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Yohan Blake and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce headline a powerful Jamaican squad to the inaugural IAAF World Relays scheduled for The Bahamas between May 24 and 25.

However, as expected, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt was not selected by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for the event that also serves a qualifier to the 2015 World Championship.

Bolt has not run all season and last week he indicated in a Jamaica Observer story that his participation was dependent on his coach.

The full team will be announced after this evening’s JAAA executive meeting at 5:00pm with Jamaica set to participate in all the relays except the 4x1500m events.

In the men’s section, Jamaica will be in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400m while the ladies will contest the 4x100, 4x200m, 4x400m and the 4x800m at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau.

Jamaica’s biggest rivals, the United States of America (USA) have named a 55-member team without Justin Gatlin and Alison Felix and will contest all five relays.

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