Usain Bolt to run at Penn Relays
World sprint double and relay world record holder Usain Bolt, will compete at the Penn Relays as part of the USA vs. the World event April 24, USA Track and Field announced Thursday.
The Jamaican sprint ace is scheduled to compete in the men’s 4×100 relay and event he ran on the third leg when Jamaica smashed the world record at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He established world records in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and the 200 (19.19) at last summer’s World Outdoor Championships in Berlin.
Bolt won three gold medals in Beijing – setting world records of 9.69 in the 100 and 19.30 in the 200 and being part of a world-record time of 37.10 in the 4×100.
“We are thrilled that Usain Bolt will be running at the Penn Relays,” carnival director Dave Johnson said in a statement released by Penn. “He ran here four years in a row as a teenager, and this will be his first time back since he became the sport’s biggest star.”