2012 Olympic 400-metre champion Kirani James is said to be recovering well from an illness that had sidelined him since April,
as reported via Sportsmax.tv. The 24-year-old Grenadian, had been sidelined since April with what is believed to be respiratory illness that saw him finish a disappointing sixth at the Drake Relays in April in a pedestrian 46.21s.
His coach, Harvey Glance, told Sportsmax following that underwhelming performance, that James’ season was being ‘put on hold’.
“Anyone who has followed his illustrious career can tell he is not 100 per cent,” Glance said then in response to SportsMax queries. “His season is on hold for now till we get him back to that point.”
However, based on information recently received from James’ handlers, the athlete is back in training. “At this time we are pleased to report that he is recovering nicely from his illness,” said Seth Katz of AMG Property Sports Incorporated in an email responding to SportsMax.tv’s request for an update. He offered no additional information.
Kirani speaks after his 6th place finish at the Drake Relays back in April.