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Can any Jamaican take on the baton passed on by Usain Bolt?

The whole nation has stopped to watch him run, so the island now faces the task of finding suitable replacements among its young sprinting talent

At the start of these championships one could have made good money by predicting Turkey would win more individual sprint golds than Jamaica but that is exactly what has transpired. Ramil Guliyev’s 200m title outstripped the island that has dominated international sprinting for the past decade, leading to questions about whether Jamaican athletics is in serious decline.

Usain Bolt’s looming retirement has long prompted fears about how athletics fills the enormous void he will leave …read more

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