TRAGIC: Jamaica's Cavahn McKenzie competes in the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championship junior men's 6K, at the Mt Irvine Bay Golf Course in Tobago, yesterday. McKenzie collapsed after completing the race, and died. Photo: PAUL VOISIN


Jamaican teen dies

By Kwame Laurence in Tobago

 Jamaican Cavahn McKenzie died after completing the junior men’s six-kilometre event at yesterday’s North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships, at the Mt Irvine Bay Golf Course, in Tobago.

McKenzie finished 21st in 20 minutes, 26 seconds, but then collapsed. He reportedly died in the ambulance while being taken to hospital.

National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) president, Ephraim Serrette told the Express that 18-year-old McKenzie’s death was “cardiac related”.

Two more Jamaican athletes were taken to hospital late yesterday. At press time, no information about their condition was available.

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