Usain Bolt won’t race, but Blake, Weir set for local season opener

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — World record holder over the short sprints Usain Bolt will not be opening his 2014 season campaign this weekend, but several of his teammates, including Yohan Blake will race at the Camperdown Classic, local meeting on Feb. 8.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert — World record holder over the short sprints Usain Bolt will not be opening his 2014 campaign this weekend, but several of his teammates, including Yohan Blake, are set to race at the Camperdown Classic local outdoor meeting on Feb. 8.

Fans were hoping that Bolt, the multi-Olympic and World goal medal, as well as the holder of the 100m and 200m records, would open his season at the local meeting, but his coach Glen Mills says it won’t happen.

“He has had a long and arduous past three seasons,” said Mills, who added, “He will make his entrance at a later date.”

At the same time, however, Mills hinted the likes of double Olympic silver medallists Blake and Warren Weir, the World silver medallists of 200m last year, will get their season underway at the meet.

“Everybody else will be running,” confirmed Mills.

It is understood that Weir and Blake will race in the men’s 400m dash.

Also set to race are Kemar Bailey-Cole, Michael Frater, Kerron Stewart, Melaine Walker, Delano Williams, Edino Steele, Jazeel Murphy, Ristananna Tracey, Daniel Bailey, Rosemarie Whyte and Schillonie Calvert.

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