PARIS, France (AFP) – Usain Bolt will make his 2010 track debut over the longer distance of 400 metres at a February 13 athletics meet on the sprint king’s home island of Jamaica, organisers said on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old, world and Olympic champion and world record holder over the 100 and 200m, normally kicks off his season with outings over one lap of the track as a way of easing himself from training into competitive racing.
Bolt’s compatriots Yohan Blake, Ricardo Chambers, Marvin Anderson and Antigua & Barbuda’s sensation Daniel Bailey have also been entered for the event at the national stadium.
Bolt was last in action in September with a straightforward win in the 200m during the season-ending IAAF finals at Salonika, Greece.
This season, the sprinter will take part in seven of the 14 meetings in the IAAF’s newly-launched Diamond League, but seems unlikely to race at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.