Usain to Bolt onto Australian tracks

XII IAAF World Championships in Athletics, August 2009, in Berlin. Photo: José Sena Goulão/LUSA/flickr

 

BY KRISTY COLMAN 

In less than a week the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, will hit Australian tracks. The 100m and 200m world record holder, Bolt will be in Sydney for the much anticipated Athletic All Stars meet.

The main event of the program is named in Bolts’ honour, and is set to be a huge night for athletics fans. The featured Gatorade Bolt will star the fastest men from all four football codes over 100m in a quest to find Australia’s fastest footballer. Other events of the night include a Celebrity 4x100m, past present future 400m, Battle of the Discus Champions, Flying Kangaroo Long Jump.

Celebrities such as NRL players Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis, boxer Danny Green, cricketers Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson will take part along with a list of other household names. Alongside Usain Bolt other world class athletes competing include Fabrice Lapierre, Danny Samuels, John Steffensen, Jeremy Roff and Tamsyn Lewis. 

 Usain Bolt has rewritten all of the history books over his career. Hailing from Jamaica Bolt currently holds the 100m and 200m at 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds respectively. He is also part of the world record 4x100m relay team. Bolt has broken the 100m world record three times and the 200m record twice. In Beijing in 2008 he became the first athlete to ever win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay all in world record time at an Olympic meet.  

The night’s entertainment will showcase DJs, dancers and Justice Crew, winners of the recent series of Australia’s Got Talent. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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