Forbes out of Invitational but no fears of stars not showing

Some of the world’s greatest athletes are priming themselves for the inaugural Cayman Invitational next month, but one disappointing absentee will be local hero Ronald Forbes.

The 110 metres hurdler is recovering from injury and wants to be in peak shape for the London Olympics in July. Forbes said: “I was scheduled to run in the meet coming but I’m not going to be able to make it.

“I’ve just recently returned to training after taking some time off to recover from a stress fracture injury in my left foot. I won’t be in any shape for the meet in such a short amount of time.

“My doctor and my coach have recommend that i work my way back into practice to better my chances of the injury reoccurring. Sorry for the disappointing news but I’m doing my best to hold things together.”

Top name at the Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden track on 9 May is world 100m champion Yohan Blake. Carmelita Jeter, the women’s 100m world champ, is also scheduled to run.

Cayman’s Cydonie Mothersill, the Commonwealth Games 200m champ who helped organise the event, will, injury pending, run the 200m. The other locals competing are Olympic rep Kemar Hyman in the 100m and the Morgan twins, Carl and Carlos in the long jump.