Diamond Clash - Women's 400m hurdles


June 02, 2016
Janieve Russell
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Kaliese Spencer has been Jamaica's leading 400m hurdler for the last few years.

Despite missing out on major senior international medals, Spencer has been a dominant force on the circuit, the very place where she will meet the young lady that many expect will take over the reins in the coming years.

Janeive Russell, the former standout athlete at Holmwood Technical, has been laying the groundwork for what is shaping up to be a highly successful season. She is already the second fastest woman on the planet this season and has one Diamond League win under her belt this year. She has publicly stated her admiration for Spencer, but beating her in Rome,would show that she's not just a fan, but Jamaica's next top hurdler.

Kaliese Spencer

Country: Jamaica

Age: 29

Season Best: 55.02

Personal Best: 52.79 (2011)

Head-to-head: 2

Janeive Russell

Country: Jamaica

Age: 22

Season Best: 54.16

Personal Best: 54.16 (2016)

Head-to-head: 0

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