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ATTENTIVE GROUP: Mikel Thomas, second from left, demonstrates a drill movement to the athletes as coach Antonia Burton, right, watches on at the ‘Learn By Doing’ Hurdles Clinic held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday.

Over 30 athletes and coaches showed up to the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday to participate in the “Learn By Doing” Hurdles Clinic. The one-day session, the country’s first in three years, was led by Mikel Thomas, a three-time Olympian and national 110m record-holder, along with clinicians Shayne Cooper and Antonia Burton.

Read more: Learn by doing

NEW KEYS: Top local 400 metres hurdler Jehue Gordon shows off the keys to his new Belvedere, Maracas, St Joseph house, which was handed over to him by Minister of Housing Randall Mitchell, second from right, at the HDC headquarters on South Quay, Port of Spain, yesterday. Looking on are Minister of Sport Darryl Smith and HDC chairman Neuman George, left. —Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR

Top local 400 metres hurdler Jehue Gordon is grateful to finally receive the keys to his new HDC Belvedere, Maracas, St Joseph home.

Read more: Jehue thankful for house...currently undergoing

MOTIVATIONAL TALK: Double Olympic silver medallist Keston Bledman gives a motivational talk to third form pupils of the St James Secondary School, on Wednesday. —Photo: KWAME LAURENCE

“I got a second chance, ras. I didn't have to be here talking tuh allyuh. God forbid, I could have been in jail, or on the block smoking with a real big belly and three gold teeth in my mouth. Be a leader. Don't be a follower.”
For close to an hour, on Wednesday, Keston Bledman shared his life with a group of form three boys at St James Government Secondary, urging them to stay away from a life of thuggery.

Read more: Second chance

PHOTO: PROUD TO BE PRES: Machel Cedenio, holder of the national record for the men’s 400M shares a moment with students from Presentation College, San Fernando at the school’s career day.

Port of Spain, Trinidad, 5th October 2016: Diligence, focus and determination - these were the habits that Trinidad and Tobago 400M Olympian, Machel Cedenio, told students assisted in his reaching the 2016 Rio Olympics and achieving his overall goals.

Read more: Presentation College San F’do Alumni, Machel Cedenio speaks with south students on career day

In this photo provided by the IOC, Trinidad and Tobago’s Shanntol Ince competes in heat 1 of the women’s 400-metre freestyle - S9 swimming event at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 9. AP

Proverbs 24:10 King James Version (KJV). “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” In local parlance that means don’t play mas if you ‘fraid powder.

Read more: Victory and defeat—sporting realities