Three-time world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake, headline the list of many Jamaicans down to compete at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday at the National Stadium. They are among 130 athletes from 15 countries to compete in 19 events with fifteen on the track and four in the field.
Fraser-Pryce who has never lost at the Racers Grand Prix, will compete in a quality field with compatriot Jonielle Smith and Trinidadian Olympian Michelle-Lee Ahye. Meanwhile, former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is down to compete in the men's equivalent alongside Yohan Blake and Great Britian's Zharnel Hughes among others.
The blue ribbon sprint will also see Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nesta Carter facing the starter. 2016 Olympic gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo will contest the women’s 400 metres and should face strong challenges from American world champion Phyllis Francis as well as Jamaicans Chris-Ann Gordon and Christine Day.
The men's event should feature some of amount of excitement through American Fred Kerley, Grenadian Bralon Taplin, Jamaicans Demish Gaye, Javon Francis, Nathan Allen and Rusheen McDonald. The field events will see last season’s Diamond League winner Fedrick Dacres in the men's discus throw and Commonwealth gold medallist Danielle Thomas-Dodd in the women's shot.
Shanieka Ricketts is set for the women's triple jump while the inform Tajay Gayle, Damar Forbes and Ramone Bailey will line up in the men's long jump. The meet will get underway at 6:50 pm with live coverage on TVJ. TVJ SN, onespotmedia.COM and Hitz 92 FM.