MELBOURNE, Australia — Usain Bolt will run on a mixed 4x100m relay team for the Bolt All-Stars at the inaugural Coles Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday, February 4.
Channel Seven in Australia will stream it live online. Live streaming on FloTrack in the US (paid).
The Jamaica world record holder over both the 100m and 200m, will line up alongside fellow countryman Asafa Powell and American sprinters Jenna Prandini and Jeneba Tarmoh in the final race of the night.
Powell, who will also run in the men’s 60m, will run the first leg and hand over the baton to Bolt on the second leg.
The captain and coach of the Bolt All-Stars will then turn things over to the women with Prandini running the third leg and her US colleague Tarmoh running the anchor.
“It was so much fun just to be a part of a team,” Prandini said after winning the women’s 150m race. “You don’t get to do that anymore. I loved it”
The Nitro Athletics series is a three meet scoring event, which will see Bolt All-Stars taking on five other teams representing Australia, China, England, Japan and New Zealand.
” I have a great team so I expect nothing but the best from them,” Bolt said.
“But I’m also going to tell them to have lots of fun and just go out there and give their best.”
Team Australia co-captain Genevieve LaCaze is looking forward to seeing how the much talked about Nitro Athletics series will unfold.
“Honestly, I’m really excited to see how it all plays out because there has been so much hype about it and so much talk,” LaCaze said about the series.
“I’ve got family and people coming down from Queensland to watch that are really excited about it.
“The most interesting event will be the elimination mile because I can’t fathom how that’s going to play out.”