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Reigning World champions can skip Jamaica trials

Howard Aris — President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)

…unlike USA rules which stipulate all athletes must complete (at US trials) in order to take up their IAAF byes, for Jamaica’s defending world champions – Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Melaine Walker and Brigitte Foster-Hylton – they have already booked their places and do not have to compete at the trials. Check out the video here>> via

We would love to hear from you. Do you believe this is fair based on the explanation of the JAAA president?  What does this mean for our other athletes? Could there be something more behind all of this? Post your comments below.

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