International Athletics

Valentine's date for Bolt

2015-02-06 08:34
Usain Bolt (AFP)

Kingston - Six time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is to open his 2015 World Championships season on Valentine's Day at the Camperdown Classic, where he's expected to run the 400m.

Bolt will compete at the meeting at Jamaica's National Stadium, organized by his personal coach Glen Mills, for the first time in years as he aims to make a solid start to a season highlighted by the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing.

Bolt anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year, but he missed much of the season, officially bringing his abbreviated 2014 campaign to a close in August after racing just four times.

He did set a world best for the rarely run indoor 100m with a time of 9.98sec at a meeting in Warsaw.

The 28-year-old, who holds the world records in the 100m and 200m, said earlier this year his early season race schedule would include more quarter-mile races and he is aiming to break his personal best of 45.28sec over the one-lap distance set in 2007.

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