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Yohan Blake will return to action today at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Adidas Grand Prix is sixth meeting of the 2014 I-DOUBLE-A-F Diamond League season. Blake is down to the men’s 100 metres, which begins at 6:35 this evening Jamaica time.

The field also includes to contest two other Jamaicans – Kemar Bailey Cole and Nesta Carter. With strong support from the Caribbean community here, there is no doubt that Jamaican sprinters Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir will enjoy their surroundings at Icahn Stadium.

Blake would not discuss a target time for the race, saying that he, “preferred to let his running speak for itself.” He is, however, looking forward to giving the crowd something to cheer for.

“Sometimes I shut out the crowd just to focus but sometimes you can’t help but to hear it in the background,” commented Blake.

“I think the Jamaican fans will be really good for getting the adrenaline pumping in the body, which is when you tend to do great things.”

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)

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.