2018 Commonwealth Games 100m bronze medallist Yohan Blake is set to open his season at the S.W. Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational next weekend confident that he close to being back to his best.

Blake will most likely run the 400m at the meet set for the National Stadium on February 16 but he believes it is in the 100m and 200m that he will excel this season after the past few years of frustration.

“Training is going great. It is the best I am feeling in a long while. I can’t wait to go out there on the track,” said the 2011 World Champion.

Despite his feelings of well-being, Blake said he is not getting ahead of himself.

“I am keeping calm right now, taking it one step at a time. We’re doing everything right,” he said.

The past few years have been difficult for Blake, the second fastest man in history over the short sprints (9.69/19.26) but the past few years have been marked by injury and inconsistent performances nowhere near the heights reached in 2011 and 2012.

However, as the 2019 season begins to unfold, Blake thinks this could be the year when everything comes together again. Having identified his start and his cadence as major issues Blake went about correcting them and now believes he is nearing a full return to form.

“I’m right there. I spent my whole summer working on it. My muscles have remembered and I worked on it every day,” he said.

“My head is in the right place and I am right where I want to be.”

Source: Leighton Levy