Why isn't Omar McLeod going to race in Birmingham? Well, ask the JAAA!


McLeod_OmarFans-WC17.jpgOmar McLeod and his fans, 2017 London World Champs, photo by PhotoRun.net

KINGSTON (JAM): Olympic and World gold medalist Omar McLeod will not be at World Indoors in Birmingham to defend his title from Portland. His agent Claude Bryan explains: "Given the JAAA's failure to communicate and assist it's constituent (Mr. Omar McLeod) on a matter pertinent to team selection and representation they would have already known Mr. McLeod was extremely unlikely to be in Birmingham. To say he withdrew after team selection is disingenuous at best and does not foster sound athlete/federation relationship. Omar is in great spirits and shape and he is looking forward to the outdoor season and future national representation".

RunBlogRun opines: Federations have a rather complicated job. They need to help develop athletes, and make sure their top athletes have everything they need to represent their country at major championships. Looks like JAAA screwed the proverbial pooch. Claude Bryan puts it quite diplomatically. But JAAA needs to check this one out. Omar McLeod is a very popular athlete and great representative for his country, Jamaica. To bad we will not see him in Birmingham.

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