18-year-old Alana Reid is set to become a training partner to the reigning World 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson.
Reigning World Under-20 200m bronze medallist Alana Reid is set to become a training partner to the reigning World 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson.
As reported by Radio Jamaica Sports, the 18-year-old will also be guided by Dennis Mitchell at the Florida-based Star Athletics Track Club ahead of the Olympic Games in 2024.
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Her move just comes four months after the Jamaican, who is also the national Under-20 100m record holder, signed a multi year deal with Nike as she went professional professional.
During the time Reid was signing the deal back in June, her management team at Auctus Global Sports Management, which is jointly run by Sekou Clarke and Olympian Dwight Thomas, had revealed that the 18-year-old sprinter would continue training with her high school coach, Corey Bennett.
However, Bennett on Tuesday, October 24 confirmed via telephone to Radio Jamaica Sports that he would no longer be guiding the career of Reid who he coached to the sprint double as Hydel High won their first Girls' Champs title in March of this year.
They also noted that upon contacting Clarke on phone, he declined to comment on what had really happened.
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