Former Racers Track Club sprinter retires from international competition

Former Racers Track Club sprinter and one of Antigua's most successful track and field athletes, Daniel Bailey, has decided to call it a day and will no longer represent the country at international meets. In an exclusive interview with Observer Media, Bailey who has represented Antigua and Barbuda at multiple Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships, said that although he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level, the heavy cost of preparing has proven too much to maintain.

Bailey came to prominence in 2009 with a 100 meter victory in the IAAF Golden League and a fourth-place finish at the 2009 World Championships. His personal best of 9.91 seconds is still a national record over 100 meters. The former Antigua Grammar School student, said that he is now eager to pass on his knowledge and experience to future generations of Antiguan sprinters.

Bailey made his international debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece before competing at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Bailey won a bronze medal over 60 meters at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships held in Qatar and has also won sprint medals at the regional level.


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