Bolt fit and raring to go for first 100m of 2013

| 08/05/2013

bolt in cayman.JPG(CNS) Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is fit to run and says he will be aiming for a fast time tonight when he hits the track at the Truman Bodden Stadium in George Town. This will be the first time that the world’s fastest man has run a 100-metre race this year and his appearance this evening at the Cayman invitational, organised by Cayman’s own sprinter, Cydonie Mothersill, will form part of his preparation for the world championships in Moscow in August.  Bolt told the press Wednesday that he was feeling good and allayed fears that his recent injury would prevent him from taking part. "I am definitely going to try running my fastest,” he said.

Bolt said the hamstring strain which kept him out of a Jamaican meet last weekend wasn’t serious and he pulled out of that race as a precautionary measure. He will be running in Lane 4 on Wednesday evening in front of what is expected to be a packed local stadium with as many as five thousand people there.

The Cayman invitational has attracted a star studded cast of track athletes, and although only the second time the event has been held, attracting the world’s fastest man has secured Mothersill’s event for the future.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Who is paying the tens of thousands of dollars in appearance fees?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope the whole world come With a fist full of $ $ $ $! That should inject the economy!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Cydonie, you are a champion too. Thanks for setting this up!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Bolt, no need to over do it. You could jog this, stop at 50 meters for some jerk chicken and still be a winner. You sir are a champion!

    • SSM345 says:

      Does anyone know if this is being shown on Cayman27????

      • Anonymous says:

        No, there is pay-per-view live streaming on the web.   Within a day or two, I am sure there will be several videos on youtube of the race. 

        These top athletes have huge appearance fees, so they have to be recouped.