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Celebrating the Life of a Great Jamaican

This blog pays tribute to Mr. Herb McKinley who died yesterday. McKenley

Image from the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association Limited website.

I had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago when he visited an exhibition put on by my organization. Even then, well past his running prime, the demeanour of this larger than life Jamaican turned many a heads as he moved through the exhibition. I won’t get into his accomplishments or stories of his conquests. I will add my condolences to his family and instead end with “Well done, good and faithful servant.” You have toiled well now enjoy the fruits of your labour. Rest in Peace.

November 27, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. nuff respect..ran a great race

    Comment by kami | November 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. Havin’ grown up hearin’ of him as a gold-medal legend, am echoin’ your sentiments totally. Well done, Mr. Mac.

    Comment by Melody | November 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. My thoughts exactly. Well done Herb. I posted on this a while back.

    Comment by Leon | November 30, 2007 | Reply

  4. He certainly did Jamaica proud in his youth and continued to make a valued contribution!

    Comment by Stunner | December 5, 2007 | Reply

  5. Merry Christmas & Happy 2008, Scratchie!

    Comment by Melody | December 25, 2007 | Reply

  6. Big up to a legend and ambassador for Jamaica!!

    Comment by experienceaurie | December 25, 2007 | Reply

  7. Hey, Scratchie! Happy New Year, man! Whats up with the posts though? Cyah hear from you at all, at all! Let us in on whats up in your neck of the woods nuh?

    Comment by mad bull | January 9, 2008 | Reply

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