Many of Trinidad and Tobago’s prominent athletes have resumed training at the Hasley Crawford Stadium after the sporting facility's staff reopened its A1 track after it was heavily utilised during the recently concluded Carnival activities.
During the Carnival period the athletic track was off limits due to large scale events that were being held on the main field. However, athletes were able to continue their training at alternate venues such as at the Mannie Ramjohn and Ato Bolden stadiums, with the Government providing transport to and from these venues.
Athletes such as Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott and Sportswoman of the Year 2015 Cleopatra Borel, have already resumed training at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in preparation for the CARIFTA Games (25-28 March 2016) and Olympic Games (5-21 August 2016).
On a recent tour of the facility on Friday, Minister Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Darryl Smith said, “This track is known for helping athletes run fast times, and the speed with which it was brought back into service is a record in itself! It is an amazing feat that required due diligence on the part of everyone at the Hasely Crawford Stadium"