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Head to Jamaica to witness the birth of the next sprint stars

Head to Jamaica to witness the birth of the next sprint stars
24 Jan 2013

Athletics fans from across the globe are being invited to head to Kingston, Jamaica, to see the next Usain Bolts and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryces taking part in the annual Inter-Secondary School Association Boys' & Girls' Athletic Championships.

The century-old sporting event will feature promising athletes from 150 Jamaican schools competing to impress international scouts and secure scholarships.

With former winners including the fastest human of all time, Usain Bolt, former world record-holder Asafa Powell and back-to-back 100m Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, there's a good chance that the athletes you see taking to the podium in Kingston will be doing the same in Rio in 2016.

Even once the action on the track has finished, there are plenty of other sights in the capital to keep you entertained, including the Bob Marley Museum, the National Gallery and Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music, which boasts the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum.

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