RDC DIRECTOR LEVY DIES
The IAAF / NACAC / CACAC is saddened to hear the news of the death of Lenford Levy, director of the IAAF Regional Development Centre (RDC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday (29).
“It is a great loss to athletics,” said NACAC president Victor Lopez.
“Levy has been a special friend and someone who has made a great contribution to track and field in the NACAC area.”
Levy, a Jamaican national, has been involved in the development programmes organised by the IAAF and is known throughout the track and field world.
“It’s a very sad moment for us and on behalf of NACAC and the IAAF, we extend condolences to his family,” said Lopez.
Also expressing sadness on Levy’s sudden death is Michael Bascombe, president of the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association.
“Levy is a familiar face at track and field; he’ll be greatly missed for his exuberance for excellence on and off the field,” said Bascombe.
“CASJA has forged a unique relationship with the RDC, including the hosting of a regional seminar in San Juan in 2015. We join the athletics fraternity in extending condolences to the Levy family and friends.”
One of the main objectives of the RDC is the training and development of coaches in the Caribbean and Levy has previously outlined a number of programmes at the RDC including a seminar for long and triple jumps, level two education courses for coaches and technical officials and a youth athletics seminar.
Source: NACAC and IAAF