ATHLETICS | National Association of Athletics Administrations

 SPORT ATHLETICS
 AFFILIATE National Association of Athletics Administrations
 PRESIDENT Ephraim SERRETTE
 SECRETARY Dexter Voisin
 CONTACT Phone: 679-3276 / Fax: 636-7877
 MAILING ADDRESS Ato Boldon Stadium, Balmain Couva 
 EMAIL tri@mf.iaaf.org
 WEBSITE http://www.ttnaaa.org

‘Don’t blame us for the T&T Grand Games cancellation.” So said Peter Samuels, public relations officer (PRO) of the National Association of Athletic Administration (NAAA).

Read more: NAAAs: Don’t blame us for Games cancellation

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.

Read more: And Hislop makes three - CARIFTA 2016

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.

Read more: St Fort’s speed steals day 1 spotlight

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.”

Read more: Tobago to stage IAAF sanctioned meet

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).

Read more: Thompson, Baptiste second in LSU 60m

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.

Read more: Coe claims "it's the kids who will suffer" after Nestlé pull IAAF sponsorship