NEW Season – Outline
1. On the Sideline: – A glance at the JAAA elections
2. Play of the Day: – Yohan Blake Feature
3. Podcast Pick: A Book recommendation
Watch Yohan Blake’s Interview below
As we start a new season of The Drive Podcast, we have exciting new segments including “On the Sideline”, “Play of the Day” and “Podcast Pick”. In “On the Sideline”, Dalton will be addressing topical issues in the sporting industry. In this episode, he speaks about the upcoming Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association elections, which will see a new president and slate elected to the executive of the organisation. Dalton shares his view on what the new administration should focus on to enable the business of sport developing and growing locally especially in light of the impact of the pandemic. He also encourages persons to get involved in the industry as a way of being a part of the change they want to see in the industry.
In the “Play of the Day” he speaks with Olympian Yohan Blake.
Guest: Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter who won the gold medal at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100m and 200 m races for the Jamaican team. Yohan is the second fastest man ever in both 100 and 200m with a personal best of 9.69 seconds in the 100m and a personal best for the 200m of 19.26 seconds.
In this episode, Yohan discusses Blake: The Past, Present and the Future. He speaks about the new club, TITANS International, that he is currently training with. He shares that Tokyo 2020 will be his final Summer Olympic Games. He noted that he is looking to transition into playing cricket and spoke about his introduction to the sport by his father. He discussed his early rise in track and field while he attended the St Jago High school and running at the Boys and Girls Championships.
Yohan also speaks about:
Yohan speaks about his relationship with Coach Glen Mills and his decision to leave the Racer’s Track Club due to him not believing he was receiving sufficient attention. He discusses how he handled the injuries between 2013 and 2015 and his decision to stick to the sport despite how difficult his recovery was. His relationship with his partner and the role she has played in supporting him and him having a balanced lifestyle
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