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    "Two-time IAAF World Junior Championships men's 100m champion Dexter Lee and World Youth Championships 200m gold medallist Ramone McKenzie have joined the Akan Track Club based in Kingston where they will be coached by Michael Clarke for the 2014 track and field season....He admitted that his success with World Championships 400m relay silver medallist Javon Francis this past season would have helped, but pointed out that he also had two other athletes, 4x100m relay gold medallist Oshane Bailey, and 200m semi-finalist Jason Livermore on the team to Moscow, as well....Meanwhile, Clarke said the addition to his Akan club was good for Jamaica's track and field as the two established clubs, Racers Track Club, led by Glen Mills and including world and Olympic sprint medallists Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, and the Stephen Francis-led MVP TC will eventually become oversubscribed....The focus at Akan presently is to work with sprinters between 100m and 400m." ... b_15111287
    My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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    Re: Akan Track Club in Jamaica

    This track club as well as the swept track club in Jamaica is one of the upcoming clubs other than the big two that has alot of potential and is giving local track athletes a place to train on the island. Like the article said MVP and Racers can not accomodate all the islands talent and if they try to the athletes will suffer(although the coaches pockets will not) by not getting the personalized attention that they need. I will continue to follow the success of these athletes closely. Hopefully in the future the big 2 will start getting some fierce competition from these up and coming clubs.