Paralympian Shane Hudson is taking aim at the T46 400m world record of 47.69 and
hopes to accomplish this feat next year when the Para Pan American Games and Athletics
World Championships will be held.
Shane opened his season this year with a 50.09 at one of the JAAA’s All Comers Meet
at the National Stadium and was smooth in completing the course against abled bodied
He then lowered his season’s best to a 49.12 clocking on June 7 decimating the field of
athletes to the absolute delight of those at the National Stadium. He intends to compete,
as a Paralympic entrant, at the National Senior Trials to be held from June 27to 29 at the
“I am training hard and thank God I have been injury free so far. Jamaica needs that
world record in the 400m. Not Shane but Jamaica. Let’s see what happens next year”
Shane said with a focused look.
President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association, Christopher Samuda, is keeping a keen
watch on Shane’s progress: “I am supporting Shane in his quest for the world record and
more importantly in his bid for self-fulfillment. I believe we’ll celebrate next year.”
Shane, a silver medalist in the 2008 Para Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico
yielded the gold on the line. He has put that regret and the disappointment of last year’s
Athletics World Championships in Lyon France, when he reported late to the call room
due to a time error and therefore was not allowed to take the track for what would have
been a sure gold and possible a record breaking run, behind him.
“The past is the past. The future is what we are eyeing and for Shane it looks bright” said
head coach of Jamaica’s Paralympic athletic team, Neville Sinclair, a former Paralympin
champion who knows the feeling of being in the centre on the podium
at international championships.