Usain Bolt To Attack 300m World Record In Ostrava
Usain Bolt (r) of Jamaica on his way to victory in the men’s 200m during day two of the IAAF World Athletics Final at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will make a rare appearance in a 300-meter race at the Czech Golden Spike meet in May.
Organizers announced on Wednesday that Bolt, the Olympic and World sprint champion over the 100 and 200 metersand world record in both events, will attempt to break the world mark in the distance in Ostrava on May 27.
American legend Michael Johnson holds the current world record of 30.85 seconds. The IAAF does not recognize it as a world record, as the distance is not used at major events, but the should he become successful he would add to the list of accomplished records, which also include the 150m world record.
Last year, Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.77 seconds and will race for the fourth time at the meet, which is part of the new IAAF World Challenge series.
By Gary Smith, World-Track