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Burke aims to blaze track today

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NATIONAL 100 metres champion Mario Burke will be looking to make a blazing start for Barbados this afternoon as the track and field action at the 18th Pan Am Games begins at the Videna.

Burke, who this year became the second Barbadian after Obadele Thompson to dip under the ten-second mark with a wind-aided 9.95 and then a legal 9.98, will be aiming for an impressive finish in his 3:15 p.m. 100 metres semi-final.

Yesterday, Burke and the other nine Barbadians got their first training session at the venue where eight of them will be making their first appearances today. The 110 hurdlers Greggmar Swift and Shane Brathwaite will be turning out tomorrow. (KB)

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