Usain Bolt is Running the Penn Relays! by Walt Murphy

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Usain Bolt, photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net.

Bolt is running at the Penn Relays! courtesy of Walt Murphy News Service, used with permission
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It was confirmed on Thursday, April 8, that Usain Bolt will compete at the Penn Relays later this month as part of Jamaica's 4x100 relay team that will compete in the USA vs the World series.

Bolt's no stranger to the Relays, although this will be his first appearance since he established himself as one of the sport's legends with his performances at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

He ran the 2nd leg on the William Knibb high school team that won the Small Schools Consolation 4x100 race at the 2003 Relays. Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_YuAkp3DKM (the video says 2004, but the race was actually in 2003).

He also ran at Penn on Knibb's 4x1 and 4x400 teams in 2002, ran a 44.4 2nd leg split on Jamaica's 4x400 team in 2004, and ran the lead-off 200 leg on Jamaica's sprint medley in 2005.

Read more in the USATF release at:
http://www.usatf.org/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2010_04_08_10_37_59

For more on the sport, please click on www.usatf.org.

For more on the Penn Relays, please click on www.Pennrelays.com.

For more on the sport of running, please click on www.runningnetwork.com.

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