Athletes must train – Maurice Wilson

By Ricardo Chambers & Donald Oliver April 15, 2020

Jamaica’s National track and field coach, Maurice Wilson, believes ‘there has to be training’ for athletes even as the country and the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking on the Commentators Podcast with Donald Oliver and Ricardo Chambers, Wilson said training is necessary especially from a ‘psychological’ standpoint.

Wilson, who is also the founder and head coach of the Sprintec Track Club based at GC Foster College in Spanish Town, St Catherine, says his athletes have been training and will continue to do so until the Government calls a ‘total’ lockdown of the country.   

He did admit that the social distancing guidelines made things more difficult but believes it is important for the athletes to keep good athletic shape. 

Wilson also spoke about the possibility of many athletes losing support from shoe contracts and the potential for recovery following the pandemic.

2017 IAAF World Championship bronze medalist, Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago is also a guest on this week’s episode.   

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