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Grenadian Olympic champion Kirani James will make a return to the track for this weekend’s Aliann Pompey Invitational at the Leonora Track in Guyana.

The 25-year-old James made an impressive season debut at the Racers Grand Prix meet in Jamaica two weeks ago, clocking 44.35 to claim the top spot.

James’ performance was all the more impressive based on the fact that the athlete only just returned to competitive action after over a year away from the track.

The sprinter, who claimed the Olympic title in 2012, had battled to overcome the effects of Graves’ disease. The fight with the disease caused the sprinter to completely miss out on the 2017 World Championships.

Despite the impressive return to the track James has admitted that there is plenty of work to be done in a season without a major championship as he hopes to return to be among the medal prospects for next year’s World Championships.

At this weekend’s event, Chidi Okezie of Nigeria is expected to be James’ closest rival, but he would need to lower his lifetime best in order to prove competitive.

Source: SportsMax

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