Shereefa Lloyd retires

Jamaica's Olympic and World Championship mile-relay medallist Shereefa Lloyd has retired from track and field.  

Lloyd told RJR Sports Online on Wednesday that a combination of injuries and a loss of desire for the sport contributed to her decision to hang up her spikes.  

The veteran quarter-miler, who turned 32 on Tuesday, helped Jamaica win Olympic bronze medals in the 4x400 metre relay at the Beijing and London Games in 2008 and 2012 respectively.    

The former Vere Technical standout was also instrumental when Jamaica secured silver medals in the mile relay at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, and Berlin, Germany, respectively.   

The semi-finalist in the 400m at the Osaka World Championships had established her personal best of 50.62 at the National Trials in 2008.    

Lloyd is currently in the United States, after spending three years in Jamaica training between the Racers Track Club and Cameron Blazers since 2010.  

She had previously spent nine years training in the United States.

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