Jamaican quarter-miler Akeem Bloomfield has called time on his track career at the age of 27.

The former Kingston College and University of Auburn standout has informed theJamaica Athletics Administrative Association, JAAA, of his decision to retire and has requested that he be removed from the registered testing pool of the Jamaica Ant-doping Commission.

Bloomfield is Jamaica’s second fastest man ever over 400-metres with a lifetime best of 43.94 seconds, bettered only by the national record of 43.93 by Rusheen McDonald.

Bloomfield is also the first Jamaican schoolboy to dip below 45 seconds for the event.

Bloomfield won silver medals as part of Jamaica’s 4-by-400 metres relay teams at two World Championships and finished eighth in the 400-metres final at the Doha World Championship in 2019.

Bloomfield’s career was hampered by a string of injuries and personal challenges including the death of his mother in 2021.