International Athletics

Bolt petitions to run relays

2014-06-27 08:31
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Los Angeles - Jamaican track star Usain Bolt, who has yet to run a race in 2014, said on Thursday he still hopes to be ready to compete in the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Bolt said he does not wish to bump another worthy athlete so he only plans to take part in relays in the July 23-August 3 Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

"I am not ready to compete at the Jamaican Championships this weekend, but I have informed the JAAA that I am available for selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have submitted the relevant documentation," Bolt said.

"I do not wish to take the place of anyone who qualifies this weekend in an individual event but am available for relay duty if the selectors feel I can be an asset to the Jamaican team in Glasgow.

"I have received lots of requests, invitations and messages of support from my fans in Scotland who are looking forward to a great event."

The Jamaican track and field championships are taking place this weekend in Kingston and are doubling as a qualifying event for the Commonwealth Games.

Bolt, who is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 metres, has been unable to race this year because of swelling in his foot.

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