Whole world will race

In celebration of World Athletics Day, the Cayman Islands Athletic Association will hold a special meet on Saturday.

The annual worldwide festival of youth is one of the busiest programmes of competitions in the global athletics calendar which continues to be as popular as ever.

It’s from 9:00am at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex for youth age group children who were born between 1992-93 (16-17 years old).

Also participating will be boys and girls born between 1994-96 in keeping with the goal of the IAAF Athletics’ World Plan, for the fourth year, to make Athletics the number one sport in schools.

As in the past, once all competition results have been received by the IAAF, there will be a draw of national winners for the Youth Age Group and the ‘Minnies’ School Children sometime in June.

The World Athletics Day draw will pick 18 lucky winners of the draws from the individual competitions who will be invited to attend part of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany in August.

In Cayman, registration is open to ages 11 and above to give the CAC age group some more exposure to their events.

Forms are available at schools, the CIAA’s office at the Sports Complex or by contacting Coach Williams at 323-0163, Coach Yen at 925-6917 or Coach Wason at 916-6966. Registration closes at 6:00pm today (Thursday).