Lloyd Hanley-Byron was born in the UK but his mother is a Nevisian woman. He has fallen in love with the land of his roots and even though he has excelled at the junior stage of Athletics in Britain, his dream has always been to represent St.Kitts and Nevis, internationally.
So it was that Lloyd recently travelled to the federation with the sole intention to compete in the nationals and qualify to represent the twin island federation.
His major event is the hurdles and so far he has won major schools championships and junior national championship honours in the UK but feels that the time is right to make a switch.
Last weekend in St.Kitts, he came second in the hurdles event. The qualifying time was 49.40 and he ran 52.24, still off his personal best of 49.62.
In a recent interview, prior to departing for the UK on Tuesday, he noted that he was pleased with his silver medal performance but really disappointed that he did not perform well enough to make the qualifying standards.
However, he noted that he will be back and has reunited with his previous coach in an effort to improve, so that one day he can achieve his ultimate goal of representing St.Kitts and Nevis at the Olympics.