KINGSTON, Jamaica — The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President, Lord Sebastian Coe, arrived in the island a short while ago to join in the celebration of Usain Bolt at the second JN Bank Racers Grand Prix.
Coe explained the importance of putting initiatives in place to market track and field, following the retirement of Bolt, who will run his final competitive race on home soil on Saturday.
The legendary athlete will then hang up his spikes after the IAAF World Championships in London in August.
“It’s very important one of the things we have to recognise is the biggest challenge out sport faces is remaining relevant in the lives of young people, exciting and innovative,” Coe said shortly after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport.
He was greeted by Racers Track Club Head Coach Glen Mills, Minister of Sports Olivia Grange, President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Mike Fennel, and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President, Warren Blake.