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Top stars lined up for JN Invitational

With some of sprinting’s biggest names such as Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce among the names already confirmed, organisers of this year’s JN Jamaica International Invitational seem well on their way to ensuring that this year’s staging is a fitting tribute to former Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Howard Aris.

The high-profile meet, now approaching its ninth installment and second as an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Challenge meet, was first conceptualised by Aris, who passed away last November.

Set for May 5 inside the National Stadium, current JAAA president Dr Warren Blake, while speaking at yesterday’s press conference at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston, paid homage to Aris’ legacy and the growth of the meet over the years.

The athletes are yet to confirm which events they will be participating in, but with it already being stated that training partners Bolt and Blake will not face each other until the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships later this year, it seems likely that at least one of the two will come up against Powell.

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