Track-loving trio see Bolt's finale

June 15, 2017
Our Spirit VIP Access winners (from left) Cynthia Champagnie, Natoya McFarlane and Michelle Thompson pose for a photo before the start of the JN Racer's Grand Prix last Saturday.

Among the over 30,000 persons who filled the National Stadium last Saturday to witness the legendary Usain Bolt run his last competitive race in Jamaica were three women who won Our Spirit VIP access to the JN Racers Grand Prix from Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.

Cynthia Champagnie, Michelle Thompson and Natoya McFarlane, who are all self-professed Bolt fans, saw their track and field hero compete live for the first time, and for them, it was everything they had imagined.

"It was truly an exciting feeling to know I saw the legendary Bolt run live for the first time, and it being such a historic moment made this a memory I will never forget," Champagnie reminisced.

According to McFarlane, she will be reliving the Olympic champion's final run on Jamaican soil for a long time to come.

"The atmosphere, everything was just amazing, and I will keep the photos from it forever because this is something I will remember every time I hear his name," she added.

Thompson, who hails Bolt as the "champion of champions", is elated to have experienced the race, and said she was happy the event was held to recognise Bolt's achievements.

"It is important that we (Jamaicans) honour the legend. I don't believe we will see a runner like him (again) in our lifetime so it's great that we show him how much he means to us," observed Thompson.

The trio also attended the athlete's reception for the track event on Friday, June 9, where they met and interacted with international athletes.

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