Briana Williams honoured to be named patron of 2021 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run

By Sports Desk January 07, 2021

Jamaican track athlete, Briana Williams, the 2018 double World U20 sprint champion, will serve as the race patron for the 2021 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run set for February 21.

Williams, 18, who also had an outstanding year in 2019, when she won Pan Am and NACAC 100m titles, she said she is happy and honoured to be the patron of the run that has raised millions of dollars for several worthy causes.

Now in its 23rd year, the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run has raised more than $450 million dollars for more than 40 beneficiaries primarily in health and education. Last year, the event raised a record $55.3 million dollars for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Savanna-la-Mar Hospital and the Clifton Boys Home.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the run will primarily be virtual with participants running on their own and submitting their times. Sagicor first introduced a virtual run component to the event last year, February for its 22nd staging.

Williams’ who is a big proponent of giving back, said she is especially happy about the causes that the proceeds from the run will support, and is encouraging everyone to register and donate.  

“Being a part of this initiative, this year is very special, as it gives me a chance to take part in such a meaningful cause, that gives back, while also promoting health and fitness. While things are different this year, I want to encourage everyone to participate and run your own race to support the cause,” Williams said. 

Williams is the World Age-15 Record Holder over 100-metre and the Jamaican Junior Under 20 Record Holder in both the 100 and 200-metre sprint. She won three gold medals in the 2018 and 2019 CARIFTA Games, respectively, winning the coveted Austin Sealy on both occasions.

In doing so, she became the first Jamaican athlete to achieve the feat since track legend Usain Bolt in 2004.

Williams also took home two gold medals in the World U20 Championships in 2018, as well as in the 2019 U20 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships. She also won a silver medal in the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships. 

She was also nominated for the IAAF Female Rising Star Award and the prestigious Laureus Breakthrough Athlete of the Year Awards.

For information on how to register for the run, donate to the cause or purchase Sigma Run branded items, visit the website at sagiorsigmarun.com; call 876-936-7980-2 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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