Alana Reid: Jamaica's teenage speed sensation allegedly buys luxurious car worth US $51,000

Alana Reid

Alana Reid: Jamaica's teenage speed sensation allegedly buys luxurious car worth US $51,000

Funmilayo Fameso 13:47 - 05.12.2023

Alana Reid is living her professional life luxuriously as she has allegedly bought her first car.

Jamaica's teenage speed sensation Alana Reid has allegedly bought her first car - a luxurious Mercedes C300 4MATIC Coupe worth about US $51,000.

The 18-year-old posted a picture of herself inside a Mercedes Benz store with the car on her Insta story, and many believe she has purchased it.

Alana Reid with her reported car at a Mercedes Benz store in the US

Summary of Reid's Young Career

Reid made the world pay attention to her talent in March 2023, when she first clocked a Personal Best of 11.16s in the 100m semifinal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

Jamaica's sprints youngster Alana Reid

Then in the final, she ran a blistering 10.92s to set a new national junior record, erasing the 10.95s set by Tina Clayton in 2022. It made her the fifth-fastest junior athlete of all time, behind only Katrin Krabbe (10.89s), Marlies Oelsner (10.88s), Tamari Davis (10.83s) and Sha'Carri Richardson (10.75s), and also placed her eleventh on the Jamaican all-time list.

Three months later, Reid announced her decision to turn professional and signed a multi-year deal with sports apparel manufacturing giant Nike.

However, the biggest shock of the season came when the world U20 bronze medallist in the 200m made a shocking move in October to start training under the guidance of Sha'Carri Richardson's coach Dennis Mitchell at the Florida-based Star Athletics Track Club in the US.

Fans react to news of Alana Reid reportedly purchasing a luxurious car

While most fans are congratulating the youngster's decision, many have other thoughts on the decision.

Here are some reactions below.