Shane Degannes (standing second from the right) joins fellow Caribbean track and field coaches who successfully completed the IAAF Level II Coaches Course with a specialty in middle and long-distance running. It was held at the IAAF Regional Development Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Previously, Shane had completed the Level I Course on St. Thomas and ranked high enough to be selected to take the Level II course. He is the founder of the St. Thomas Track Club and the coach of outstanding high school runner Evan Jones of Gift Hill Academy on St. John among others. Also, he is the race director for M to M Road Race on St. Thomas, and he is the top V.I. masters long distance runner up to the half-marathon.
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Senate Vice President Myron D. Jackson, chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging hosted a meeting in collaboration with the Committee on Sports, Parks and Recreation with representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Friday at the Capitol Building. The purpose was to meet with visiting Japanese and Virgin Islands Olympic officials to consider the participation of the U.S. Virgin Islands in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program.
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