Greene finishes second in first Professional race

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Cejhae Greene, reigning Sportsman of the year, finished second in his first race as a professional sprinter.
Greene who recently made the transition as student-athlete from the University of Georgia had to settle for the silver medal in the men’s 100 metres event at the 32nd Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo which is a part of the IAAF World Challenge series last weekend in a time of 10:16 seconds after being edged out by Brazil’s Paulo Andre de Oliveira in 10:14 seconds.
The national 100m champion spoke exclusively with OBSERVER media on his venture via Whats App.
“I feel good, it shows that I am genuinely ready to make that next step and compete with the best. It’s a bit different than college but it’s also an exciting step… so I am really happy with the accomplishment.”
The Princess Margaret School alumni also gave his reaction to being named the Sportsman of the year.
“It’s really humbling to be honest. It just shows how much hard work really pays off and I am just so happy to have received the award, extremely happy because I have so many people who believe in me and stuck with me during the ups and downs.
“By fighting and working to do well and winning awards like these it puts a smile on their [faces] and that’s all I care about, that I make people like my parents, my grandmother, my family, my coaches proud. So, I guess my overall reaction is of joy, for it is an award that I have been working so hard to get for many years and I finally achieved that goal.”

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