The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has expressed condolences to the Trinidad and Tobago track and field community on the passing of 2012 Olympic mile relay bronze medallist Deon Lendore.
In a statement, JAAA president Garth Gayle said Lendore made a big impact on the Caribbean and that he will always be remembered. The 29-year old was killed in a motor vehicle crash in the United States on Monday.
The quarter-miler had a personal best of 44:36 seconds. Lendore, who represented T&T at three Olympic Games; London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, was also a World Championships silver medallist in the 4X400 metre relay in 2015.
Meanwhile, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis also reacted to Lendore's passing, describing him as an inspiration to many young persons, not only in track and field, but Trinidad and Tobago overall, noting that his commitment to his country, team, friends, family, colleagues and the sport of track and field has been enormous.