By Gary SmithUsain Bolt will not be competing at Drake Relays this season, but the meet directors are hoping to have the world’s fastest man on board one day.
Drake director Brian Brown said that there have been several positive conversation with the representatives of the Jamaican sprint sensation and claims that things are heading in the right direction.
“We’ve been in touch (with Bolt), and they’ve been positive conversations,” Brown said.
“I think if Wallace has a great experience, that will help. (Bolt is) not here this year, but we’ll continue to pursue him.”
Bolt will race at the Penn Relays next week where he is expected to receive a world-class reception.
Meanwhile, Bolt’s good friend, American Wallace Spearmon, is looking to get his season off to a good start when he race at Drake over the 200m.
“I have no idea what to expect whatsoever,” said the 25-year old. “I’m going in with a clean slate, nothing on the table. The glass is completely empty.
He added: “It’s still early in the season.. I’m not saying I’m going to run an amazing time. It’s going to be a reality check, to see if I need some more work to do.
“I’m going to try to get a feel for the track, the crowd, the area,” he said.