Guyanese male sprinters are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s Aliann Pompey Invitational Meeting.
Olympians, Jeremy Bascom and Adam Harris, have represented Guyana for many years, but have never run here before.
“I am very, very happy and excited because this is my first time running on Guyanese soil,” declared Bascom, who ran the 100m at the London 2012 Olympics and whose personal best is 10.16.
“I am so happy that I am able to run here before I retire and to do so before my home crowd and family,” he added.
Continuing with his talk at the press conference hed at Ramada Princess Hotel, he said, “I am extra motivated to be running in Guyana because the fans are very critical, so you have to be ready to run fast.
Harris, who represented Guyana at the 2008 Olympics in the 200m, said he want...
Aliann Pompey’s main aim was for an Olympic medal, but while that didn’t materialize, the retired track star has turned her attention towards helping to develop talents.
Pompey is a coach at St. Johns University in New York, but to be able to return to Guyana to host an international meet (Aliann Pompey Invitational), according to her, is very special.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games 400m champion sees talents in Guyana and the meet's main aim is to develop and expose them.
“Jamaica has a head start upon us, and a lot of people catching up and have passed us, so for me, this was my way to say we have to get going, we have to start something before we can even get to that point,” said the 2003 Pan American Games 400m bronze medallist.
“There are a lot of Aliann Pompeys in Guyana, but they just don’...