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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.”

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. CVIVENNE

    April 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!! I WILL BE ATTENDING THE PENN RELAYS FOR THE TENTH TIME THIS YEAR [ BY GODS WILL] THIS YEAR IS ALREADY SHAPING UP TO BE A MEMORABLE ONE.

  2. Stacy

    April 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I’m so jealous

  3. Tony Roots

    April 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    The people who are responsible for making changes and rules at the Penn Relays, should look into, changing the names of the 4×100 meters relay for men and women….from the USA v the world to jamaica v the world….remember when they {the usa} used to field two teams in each relay and run 1-2…. well, it,s not like that any more… they just have to get used to the 2-3 positions now

  4. ANGELA

    April 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I think we have the depth to field a (b) team also. Oh! how things have changed.

  5. JamFlBoi

    April 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I will be attending as well. Been going since 2003 when the Jamaican women whopped the US team with Marion Jones in the women’s 4×1. That was the last time we won. Hoping to see with the addition of Bolt to the men’s team we can come away with the men’s and women’s title this year. It is interesting to see though that MVP will not be fielding any of their athletes for the men’s team. I heard it’s going to be Marvin Anderson, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt. We need a 4th man but it will be very exciting to watch. Stacy my girl I will shout and jump for you. So sorry you can’t be there.

  6. CVIVENNE

    April 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I AM WITH YOU ON THAT T ROOTS. YES ANGELA, THEY COULD HAVE A JA GOLD TEAM AND A GREEN TEAM ALSO. WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE ATHLETES FOR IT. STACY MY GIRL BE JEALOUS, BE VERY JEALOUS !!!!! BECAUSE THE VIBE AND ENERGY THAT YOU GET FROM THE JAMAICAN FANS AT PENNS IS UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCE I LOVE MY PEOPLE. THERE IS NOTHING WISHI- WASHI ABOUT THEM!!!

  7. Stacy

    April 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    My girl, why you have to rub it in? LOL. Have enough fun for the two of us.

  8. ju

    April 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I will be at penn relay next week thurday i’m in (ND) row #1 seat #5 that stadium is going to rock saturday when usain bolt take the feild

  9. ju

    April 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    cvivenne what row and seat you going to be in

  10. Bayreuth Lewis

    April 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Unfortunately, I am unable to make the trek this year and I wish all you guys going a wondeful and safe trip. Anyway, Tony roots, I agree with you they should change the name to Jamaica vs the World. My Jamaican A team notwistanding that MVP athletes are MIA : Steve Mullings( start), Yohan Blake( back strecth), Marvin Anderson( curve) and Usain ( Anchor) and if possible we could field a B team with: Lerone Clarke, Dexter Lee, Dwight Thomas and fothergill

  11. Stacy

    April 12, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    How we ever going have a proper Jamaica vs the world if we never know when MVP athletes going to show up or when they going to boycott. Especially when they have our best hurdlers. Let’s just be happy it’s still USA vs the world because if it was our event, this boycott would just be another global embarassment.

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