McLeod to Miss Out on Commonwealth Games

2016 World Indoor Champion, Omar Mcleod, says he’s likely to miss the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April.

Mcleod says the Games are too close to the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England from March 1-4 where he plans to defend his indoor title.

The timing, he said, doesn’t give him enough of an opportunity to prepare for a trip to Australia less than a month later.

As a consequence, his coach Edrick Floreal, wants him to focus on defending his title in Birmingham.

The 23-year-old, who was named the National Sportsman of the year opened his season last week with a time of 7-point-53 seconds in the 60m hurdles in Lexington, Kentucky.

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