Archive for 2012

Yohan Blake Stuns the World in the 100m in the Jamaican Olympic Trials in 9.75 Seconds

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

On June 29th Yohan Blake won the 100m race in the Jamaican Olympic trials in 9.75 seconds.

Not only did he qualify for the Jamaican team, but this was a new personal best and makes him the fourth fastest man in the world of all time.

In addition, 9.75 seconds goes down as the best time this year and also breaks the four-year-old National Stadium record.

Watch the race and Yohan’s interview post-race here:

Yohan Blake Joins The “My Formula” Campaign

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012


Athletes are not born better, they train to be.

Yohan Blake joined the adidas My Formula campaign to inspire athletes to train harder.  He posted this video on Facebook mentioning his secret place and formula:

“Everyone has a secret place where they go, mine is a steep climb in Jamaica where I eat hills for breakfast!”

Check out the My Formula page at www.adidas.com/myformula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yohan Blake To Participate in the 2012 National Senior Championships

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Yohan Blake will be participating in the 2012 JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships.  They will be held Thursday, June 28 – Sunday, July 1 at the National Stadium in Kingston. 

With many top athletes and so few spaces for the Olympic team, this will be THE event to watch.

According to an article in the The Sun.co.uk :

Blake, 22, speaking from his training base in Jamaica, said: “All the guys are running really fast and most could get in an 100-meter final at the Olympics.

“It’s going to be a really difficult one because nobody’s spot is guaranteed, and you have to be ready on the day. I think it’s going to be tougher than the Olympics!”

For more info on tickets and event visit TrackandFieldJa.com

(photo by Gallo Images)

Yohan Blake for Donovan Bailey Invitational in Canada June 16th

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Edmonton welcomes Yohan Blake on June 16th! The Donovan Bailey Invitational is the largest stop on the National Track League’s six-city circuit and showcases Canada’s best track & field athletes amongst international competition.

For more information see Facebook or on the Athletics Festival website. Buy Tickets here.

Yohan Blake for adidas Grand Prix in NY June 9th

Monday, May 28th, 2012

adidas Grand Prix

Yohan Blake will be in NY for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9th. For more info check the official Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/adidasGrandPrix or visit www.adidasgrandprix.com

You can purchase tickets here!

Yohan Blake runs world leading 200m

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Yohan Blake ran the 200m at the JN Jamaica International Invitational World Challenge meet in Kingston on May 5th with an awesome world-leading 19.91 seconds.

 

Win a Trip to NYC to see Yohan Blake at the adidas Grand Prix!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Facebook Competition to win a trip from Jamaica to New York to the adidas Grand Prix to see Yohan Blake run on June 9th!
Go to Facebook.com/YohanBlake  for all terms and conditions and to enter!

CONTEST:

SHOW YOUR STRIPES
Submit your best photo showing your three adidas stripes.
For example, you can take a picture in a racing position wearing clothing with 3 stripes on it.
Be creative, ask your friends to vote for you . The photo with the most votes wins.

Voting is until May 24th. Contest is open to Jamaican residents 18 +. See contest for further details and eligibility requirements.

GRAND PRIZE
1) A trip for two (2) to New York from Jamaica for VIP tickets to
adidas Grand Prix
2) One (1) room at specified hotel for both Friday and Saturday night.
3) Air transportation for 2 people from Jamaica to NYC economy class-
purchased 14 days in advance
4) Return transport from Airport to Hotel and also from Hotel to
adidas Grand Prix and back
5) Per diems- 2 full days and 1 half travel day at $50 per day. $125
each totaling $250.

 

 

Yohan Blake Wata Commercial – Hydrate Like a Champion

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Check out the Yohan Blake Wata commercial! Check out more on the Yohan Blake Wata campaign on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OfficialWATA

Yohan Blake Sets the Fastest Time In The World This Year For 100m

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Reigning world 100-meter champion Yohan Blake, set the fastest time in the world this year in his 2012 debut at the distance, winning in 9.90 seconds in cold and rainy conditions at the UTech Classics 2012.
Read More at Yahoo News

 

 

 

 

Sprinter Yohan Blake says his biggest breakthrough has come ahead of schedule

Monday, April 9th, 2012

ON an orange bus in the shadow of the stadium that he shocked stands a man with a gold medal.He is the unexpected hero and, although he is Jamaican, he knows his success is tinged with a mourning song.